Cabernet Chocolate Cake With Strawberries

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by little_wing

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.

Top Review by Chef Regina V. Smith

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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.

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