I love wine and all the moments that surround it in my life. I always associate wine with friends, good moments and good food.
When I learned about The Dreaming Tree Wines philosophy, I immediately fell in love with it. The Dreaming Tree Wines are made by a collaboration between Dave Matthews, a well-known musician, and award-winning winemaker Sean McKenzie. They both came up with available and high-quality California wines in the fall of 2011.
The collection of wines is incredible, and they even thought of how to make it conscious from vine to table. This earth-friendly approach includes labels made with 100% recycled brown Kraft paper, bottles that are a quarter pound lighter than the average wine bottle, leaving a smaller carbon footprint through transportation, and bottles and natural corks that are recyclable.
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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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!
Chocolate and red wine cake with cherries and pistachios
- 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.