A delicious, simple and easy cake from the Italian traditions.
2 sticks plus 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
6 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking cocoa powder
2 1/3 cups King Arthur™ Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup dry red wine
5 1/4 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate
Preheat oven to 350F.
Lightly butter and dust with cocoa two 9-inch cake pans or one 10 1/2 inch round pan.
Mix all the ingredients together in the order listed except for the chocolate. Fold the chocolate in by hand and pour the batter into the pans.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a cake skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake. Cool on a cake rack.
Remove the cake from pan and cool completely.
Frost or dust with confectioner’s sugar.
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