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Thursday, January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014

For Christmas this last year the boys got me one of those squishy, silicony baking molds for a cake or fruit bread.  I finally got around to making a cake this evening using the awesome little gift.  Here is my first attempt at chocolate wine cake.  WOW!  is it good!  Since I'm being careful about what I eat, this is NOT good.  I'm hoping the boys will finish up the remainder of this moist little treat while I'm in Hawaii for the weekend.

1 stick butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 cup flour (I used whole wheat flour)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 t (heaping) baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 cup (overflowing) red wine

Cream together butter and sugar.  Add egg, blend. Add vanilla, blend.
Slowing mix in dry ingredients until stiff and lumpy.  Mix in red wine.  Scoop into a buttered/floured cake or loaf pan.  Bake in a 350˚ oven for 45 minutes or until set and a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool 5-10 minutes, turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.  You can sprinkle with powdered sugar, but I didn't bother.

Fox Island, Washington

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