Red Wine Chocolate Cake Recipe

A Tasty Treat for Mother’s Day

Freshly baked red wine chocolate cake cooling in a bundt pan.

It’s hard for us to imagine two more beloved treats than wine and chocolate. So we couldn’t resist combining the two into your newest favourite dessert! Red wine chocolate cake is sure to be your go-to recipe when looking for a decadent way to celebrate. And what is better for celebrating upcoming Mother’s Day? We love how versatile this recipe is; you really just need any dry red. And red wine is something we happen to know A LOT about. Put your favourite apron on and get baking!

How to Bake Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Ingredients for baking a red wine chocolate cake recipe for Mother's day, including eggs, sugar, butter and red wine.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • ¾  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼  teaspoons baking soda 
  • ½  teaspoon salt 
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 ¼ cups dry red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Gamay would all work)

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter and lightly flour a 12-cup bundt pan. In a bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Step 2
In a large bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter with the sugar at medium-high speed until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until incorporated. Add the vanilla and beat for 2 minutes. Working in two batches, alternately fold in the dry ingredients and the wine, until just incorporated.

Step 3
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a rack; let cool completely. Top with your favourite buttercream icing or dust with powdered sugar.

The Perfect Mother’s Day

Red wine chocolate cake sliced beautifully and served with red wine.

Whether you bake this cake to share with Mom, or are lucky enough to have her bake it for you, we know finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be hard, which is why we’ve created easy, unique WineCollective wine packages just for Mother’s Day. If you really want to impress Mom, bake her a cake and send her a wine gift subscription. It’s an unforgettable way to spend time together and show how grateful you are.

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

WineCollective’s Mother’s Day Wine Gift Packs include:

  • Three professionally-curated wines – you’ll get to pick whether she receives an all-red, all-white or a mixed pack!
  • Three exclusive recipes in her first box to try out
  • A tasting guide for the journey
  • Member perks such as access to our private store with discounted pricing 

The best part is that you can save up to 30% off of her first month!