Your favourite desserts with a red wine twist

Your favourite desserts with a red wine twist

It’s okay to indulge in a guilty pleasure every now and then. That’s why we have searched for three of the best recipes incorporating two of our favourite ingredients: chocolate and wine. Hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

Merlot Cream Cheese Brownies by Taste as You Go

Keep these lip-smacking, easy-to-make brownies in mind when the late night nibbles hit.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 120ml cocoa powder
  • 230ml caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 120ml red wine, such as Merlot
  • 120ml plus 5ml all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 120ml cream cheese, at room-temperature
  • 120ml icing sugar

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180° Grease an oven pan with some butter or Spray ’n Cook.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan over low heat. Once it’s melted completely, remove from the stove and pour the butter into a large bowl.
  3. Mix in the cocoa powder. Once thoroughly combined, add the sugar and mix well.
  4. Add 2 eggs and combine.
  5. Thereafter, add the vanilla essence, wine, flour and salt. Blend until smooth.
  6. Take another bowl to blend the cream cheese, icing sugar and the last egg together.
  7. Pour half the batter into the pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top.
  8. Pour the remaining batter on top of the cream cheese and swirl with a fork.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes.
Your favourite desserts with a red wine twist

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Red Wine Chocolate Truffles by BakeNoir

Dainty truffles for a not-so-dainty appetite, but who’s judging here? It’s definitely understandable to go ahead and eat them all.

Ingredients

  • 260g dark chocolate chopped into fine bits
  • 120ml red wine
  • 60ml cream
  • 15ml butter
  • Cocoa powder for rolling the truffles in

Method

  1. Pour wine and cream into a saucepan and bring the boil.
  2. Remove from heat. Pour into a heat resistant bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the chocolate pieces over the mixture and leave it to melt for a few minutes.
  4. Whisk the chocolate mixture until all ingredients are combined well.
  5. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and place in the fridge for about 2 hours.
  6. Use a teaspoon or melon baller to scoop small chocolate balls from the chilled chocolate batter.
  7. Roll the balls between your hands and then roll in the cocoa powder.
  8. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
Your favourite desserts with a red wine twist

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Red Wine Chocolate Cake by Smitten Kitchen

Tea-time will never be the same again with this wine-infused cake guaranteed to bring you pure baked joy.

Ingredients for the cake

  • 85g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 145g brown sugar
  • 50g white sugar
  • 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 170ml red wine
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 133g + 1 tbsp. flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • A pinch of bicarbonate of soda
  • 4ml baking powder
  • A pinch of salt

Ingredients for the topping

  • 120ml mascarpone
  • 120ml whipping cream
  • 10ml white sugar
  • 1 ml vanilla essence

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°
  2. Line a cake tin with wax paper or grease it lightly with butter. Spray ’n Cook will work too.
  3. Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric beater until it’s smooth.
  4. Add the white and brown sugar to the butter and beat for 3 minutes, or until fluffy.
  5. Add the whole egg as well as the yolk to the butter. Beat well.
  6. Add the red wine and vanilla essence afterwards.
  7. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt over the wet ingredients. Fold the mixture until all the ingredients are combined well.
  8. Spread the batter in the greased pan.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Let the cake cool down for 10 minutes before flipping it out the pan.
  11. Dust the cake with icing sugar.

Method for the topping

  1. Whip together the mascarpone, whipping cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Make sure not to over whip!
  2. Spoon a dollop of the cream mixture on each slice of cake before serving.
Your favourite desserts with a red wine twist.

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