Cabernet Chocolate Cake With Strawberries

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a very romantic cake. Great for Valentine's or anniversary. Or for any wine and chocolate lover. I make it as a bundt cake and actually only use half of the glaze as I don't like too much getting in my way when it comes to chocolate cake. (I eat the rest of the glaze on the left over strawberries) Also, I have used skim milk(!)instead of cream in the glaze and it turned out fine. Great cupcakes too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease and lightly flour cake pan(s).
  3. Mix eggs and mayo with electric mixer until smooth.
  4. Add wine and beat until combined.
  5. Add cake mix, salt and vanilla and beat for 3 minutes.
  6. Pour into pan(s) and bake according to box directions, but check 5-10 minute early as this cake tends to bake "fast".
  7. When cake is almost cool make glaze as follows:.
  8. Melt chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler being careful not to burn. If microwaving, start with about 45 sec., stir and continue in 10 sec. increments., stirring after each.
  9. Whisk in butter, cream, salt and vanilla one at a time.
  10. Cool slightly, then drizzle over cake.
  11. Arrange strawberries whole or sliced, whatever looks pretty to you, over and around the cake and drizzle a bit more chocolate over them if you like. The glaze and berries are a good combination on their own! Dust with powdered sugar if desired.


Most Helpful

Mercy this is good... and from a cake mix no less! I used a good quality port instead of cabernet sauvignon. Cooking time for mine was 40 minutes exactly. Easy and spectacular! I will definitely make this again. Thanks for this Little Wing.

Chef Regina V. Smith November 23, 2008

This cake is absolutely wonderful! The flavors are so complex and decadent! In fact it reminds me a lot of some expensive wine chocolates I found in Toronto, just more subtly flavored! I did have to use a cabernet/merlot blend since that is what I had on hand. My husband who hates wine even thought it was pretty good. I ended up dipping the strawberries in the extra glaze for both garnish and as the side to go along with it and it makes the best coating I have ever used! I will make just the glaze next time I want chocolate covered strawberries for sure! It was very simple to make and it turns out looking so beautiful! The glaze has such a pretty shine to it, and firms up perfectly on the cake. It was the perfect romantic ending to our Valentines Day meal enjoyed along with a glass of the leftover wine. Now if only it was lighter in calorie I would be in pure heaven! lol

CulinaryExplorer February 14, 2008

Loved the complex flavours! I hope people aren't put off by the combo of mayonnaise and wine. The wine flavour is very subtle, and the end result is fantstic! Watch the time because it does cook quickly. Mine only took about 40 minutes, and use a good bottle of wine! Thank you so much little_wing!

AmandaInOz April 23, 2007

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