{Red Wine Brownie Cake}
Serves:: 10 servings
  • 110g all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 200g white sugar
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 115g butter, cubed
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 125ml red wine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 pears, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • Whipped cream to decorate the cake.
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350F - 180C and line a 20cm pan with baking paper.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl.
  3. In a different bowl, one that is heatproof, mix the butter and chocolate and place over a hot water bath and melt them together until smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the eggs, one by one, then add the red wine and mix well.
  5. Stir in the vanilla then fold in the flour and cocoa mixture.
  6. Fold in the walnuts and pour the batter in your prepeared pan.
  7. Top with pears and bake for 25-30 minutes just until the top looks set. Don't over bake or it will dry out!
  8. Allow to cool then top with whipped cream, chocolate and walnuts. Serve chilled.
Recipe by Pastry Workshop at https://pastry-workshop.com/red-wine-brownie-cake-tort-cu-ciocolata-si-pere/