I wanted to make something special for Mrs. seat of her Pants this Valentine’s day, not just your run-of-the-mill dessert. I must have hit every site on Google before I stumbled on this recipe. I was looking for a way to use up some of the Sherry or Sweet Marsala we have lying about, but this just looked so decadent that I had to do it.
It’s also my entry for Sugar High Friday #28, hosted by the lovely jasmine over at Confessions of a Cardamom Addict. If you were planning on entering, you’ve only got 4 days to get your entry in!
Let me warn you in advance, this is by no means low calorie or diet friendly. This is a heavy cake with a rich flavor that will linger on your palate for quite a little while. Not too sweet, but definitely all kinds of chocolaty satisfaction.
The sauce recipe is my own adaptation, mostly due to a lack of ingredients, but I think it’s probably a better compliment than the original would have been.
Chocolate Port Wine Cake Recipe
Port Wine Sauce:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 37gProtein: 6g
What I would have done differently had I thought about it:
From the look I got when my wife tried this, absolutely nothing. And to be honest, it’s not too sweet for me, either. It has a depth of flavor that I enjoy greatly without overloading your palette with sweetness. this pairs extremely well with a cup of very strong coffee or a glass of cold milk.
I hope you’ll give it a shot and enjoy!