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Oct082015

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Red Wine Cake

Ingredients

• 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
• 1 cup cocoa powder
• 1tsp instant coffee granules or 1 tsp of cinnamon
• 1 cup white granulated sugar
• pinch of salt
• 5 generous tablespoons rapeseed oil (I love Broighter gold)
• 1 1/2 cups Red Wine (any kind of wine you like, prere quisite is that you would be happy to drink it, you can also use cold water or black coffee, instead of wine)
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 tbsp cider vinegar
• Icing sugar to dust

Method

Grease an 8” square tin – Aga top oven on rack, cold shelf two rungs above top of tin – Gas Mark 4 / 180’C / 350’F

1. Mix the dry ingredients well
2. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, add all the wet ingredients and beat with an electric mixer on high for three – five minutes until well combined with absolutely no lumps.
3. Bake until a skewer comes out clean 25 – 30 minutes
4. Cool then sift icing sugar over the top or serve with a vegan cream cheese frosting – lightly combine 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 4 tbsp cocoa powder then serve with coloured sprinkles

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