Flourless Chocolate and Red Wine Cake #CakeSliceBakers

"It's more chocolatey than chocolate." "If there was such a thing as chocolate essence, this would be it." Two of my family's reviews of this cake, both of which really capture the heart of this bake. The recipe header promises that the red wine will enhance the flavor of the chocolate, and it definitely does!

The recipe contains only a handful of ingredients - chocolate, red wine, butter, eggs, and sugar. The most complicated technique is having the patience to let the eggs whip long enough - around 10 minutes. It should still be a bit wobbly in the middle when you take it out.

As predicted in the recipe, it quickly deflated. 

Let it cool completely before unmolding. I was afraid it would fall apart if I tried to remove it from the springform pan bottom, though in hindsight, I probably could have managed it. It was a little sturdier than I anticipated.

The author warns against trying to cut neat slices and recommends scooping it into the serving bowls. I found this to be wise advise. I topped with a bit of sweetened whipped cream, and voila, a dessert fit for any occasion as long as chocolate lovers are present.

Definitely a keeper. I can see my daughter requesting this as a birthday cake, and I can see myself baking it when the occasion calls for something a little fancy. While it may not look beautiful in the way that some decorated layer cakes do, the test and texture makes this seem like something beyond the ability of a simply home baker.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Gâteau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes by Aleksandra Crapanzano. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the links below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

It is a new year and a new book - Gâteau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes - and our choices for January 2023 were ~

Apple and Calvados Cake from Normandy

Orange Blossom Honey Cake

Flourless Chocolate and Red Wine Cake


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  2. I'm so glad I wasn't the only one whose cake fell! The author did warn us but I didn't see that in the recipe until after, lol! This is definitely the essense of chocolate! So good!

  3. Beautiful! So chocolatey and good!

  4. It almost looks like a cheesecake once it falls. So scrumptious looking.


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