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Red wine cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

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  • Nuts Free Diet

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Red wine cake


For the cake layers

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (356° F) set to fan.
  • Butter and flour two round 20 cm baking pans, and line their bottom with parchment paper.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and mix well.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, beat -at high speed- the eggs with the sugar and the vanilla for 3-5 minutes, until fluffy.
  • Lower the speed and add the sunflower oil. Beat until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Then, add the flour mixture in 3 batches and the wine in 2 batches, by starting and finishing with the flour mixture. Your batter will be quite runny.
  • Divide it into the pans and bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove the baking pans from the oven and set the cake layers on a rack to cool for 30 minutes.
  • Flip them over onto the rack and let them cool well.

For the pears

  • Add all of the ingredients into a pot placed over medium-low heat and let them boil for 15-20 minutes.
  • When the pears have softened, take them out of the pot and set them on a rack to cool and drain.
  • In case your syrup is too runny, boil for about 10 more minutes over medium heat.

For the cream

  • Add the heavy cream and the milk into a pot over low-medium heat. As soon as the mixture starts to boil, remove it from the heat.
  • In a bowl, whisk the yolks with the sugar, salt, and cornstarch.
  • Take some of the milk mixture with a ladle, and pour it into the yolks.
  • Whisk well and continue with one more ladleful.
  • Transfer the yolk mixture into the pot, which is placed again on heat, by mixing constantly until your cream thickens and big bubbles are formed on its surface.
  • As soon as the cream turns thick, remove the pot from the heat and add the butter, vanilla, and wine.
  • Mix until the butter melts and there is a silky cream.
  • Transfer the cream into a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap in a way that it touches its surface, so that it doesn’t make a crust. Leave it in the refrigerator to cool for at least 2 hours.
  • With a big, serrated knife carefully cut the cake layers in half lengthwise, forming 2 even discs.
  • Transfer the cream into a mixer’s bowl and beat it for a few seconds with the whisk attachment, until fluffy. Then, divide it into two parts.

For the whipped cream

  • In a mixer’s bowl, beat the heavy cream with the icing sugar, until your cream has a yogurt-like texture.

To assemble

  • Place one disc onto your working surface.
  • With a spatula, spread half of the cream.
  • Cover with the second cake layer, and spread half of the whipped cream on top with the spatula.
  • Follow the same process for the other two cake layers, by covering the one with the remaining cream, and the last one with the remaining whipped cream.
  • Garnish with the pears and the coarsely chopped walnuts, and serve.


Let the cake layers cool on a rack. You have to do that so that the air can circulate all around them; in that way, they won’t get moist, but they will cool evenly.

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
41 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
53 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
55 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
42 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
87 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
20 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
15 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
12 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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