Red Wine Chocolate Cake

What better way to celebrate May the Fork Be With You's 50th blog post than with cake, chocolate, and wine? Better yet, what if there was a recipe that combined all three of those yummy items with a honey mascarpone frosting? Oh yeah. This exists. And it. is. delicious. Recipe found here.

You will need:
For the cake:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
3/4 cup red wine
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

For the frosting:
1/2 cup (4 ounces) mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons honey

First, preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla extract. Finally, add yogurt and red wine.

Next, in a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, baking soda and powder, and salt. Fold mixture into the red wine mixture, blending well but taking care not to overmix. Pour into greased 5x9 loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. When finished baking, allow to cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting, combine mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, and honey in a medium bowl and whip using a hand mixer until soft peaks form. Serve on top of cake, and enjoy a slice with a glass of red wine (and an evening reading May the Fork Be With You)!

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