The Musette: Chocolate and red wine cake

A bit like little black dresses, a girl can never have too many recipes for chocolate cake in her armoury. I recently read about an Italian chocolate cake made with a particular red wine and decided I just had to recreate it, albeit with a twist. Mine was made with Rioja so I suppose that would make it Spanish!

I often find that chocolate cakes which use cocoa powder rather than melted chocolate can be a bit dry but this time I reckoned the wine would counter that issue – and I was correct in my assumption. Continue reading