Chocolate and red wine cake with cherries and pistachios

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This cake is a dream come true for pairing it with wine. It has all the richness of chocolate and the flavors and complexity of the red wine. I used Pinot Noir grape for this chocolate cake because of the black cherry, wild strawberry, and toasty caramel notes. Even though I used this wine for dessert, it would also be great paired with mushrooms and risotto.

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(msg 4 21+) Red wine chocolate cake #ad
(msg 4 21+) Red wine chocolate cake #ad
(msg 4 21+) Red wine chocolate cake #ad


chocolate and red wine cake

is moist and full of texture and flavor, it is the perfect combination between a brownie and cake.  I can’t imagine anything better than the combination of red wine, chocolate, cherries, and pistachios. Give it a try; I’m sure you’ll love it too. And be sure to check out your local retailer for wine tasting demos!

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Chocolate and red wine cake with cherries and pistachios
Chocolate and red wine cake with cherries and pistachios
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Servings 8


  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder and pinch of salt.
  • Add the red wine, vegetable oil, agave nectar and vanilla. Mix well until all the ingredients are integrated.
  • Line a brownie pan with parchment paper and pour the mixture evenly.
  • Top with the cherries and pistachios.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges look done.
  • Be careful though not let it dry.


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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6 years ago

This looks delicious – I never would have thought to try such creative mix ins! Yum! #client





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