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Red (wine) Velvet Cake

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 10
  • 15 min
  • 45 min
  • $
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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Prep: 1. Preheat the oven to 325 and grease a 9 inch round cake pan. 2. Separate one egg. Make: 1. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter. After butter is soft, beat in sugars until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. 2. Beat in the egg and the yolk followed by the wine and vanilla. 3. Use a wooden spoon to mix in the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. 4. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. 5. While the cake is cooling make the frosting: Whip cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla together until smooth. 6. Frost cake and serve.

Notes

You can add up to a 1/4 cup more red wine for a more distinct wine flavor to the cake, just bake about 5 minutes more.

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