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"Gâteau au Vin Chaud" (French Mulled Wine Cake)

Do you still have “French Mulled Wine"? Take this opportunity to prepare a French Mulled Wine Cake with chocolate chips.


It is a recipe that comes from Alsace (East of France).


- 250 g caster sugar (around 2 cups)

- 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar

- 250 g of butter (at room temperature)

- 4 eggs

- 250 g High grade flour (around 2 cups)

- 2 teaspoons of baking powder

- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

- 150ml of cooled French mulled wine

- 100 g of dark chocolate chips (around ½ cup)


 - Preheat the oven to 180 ° C

- Cream the butter and sugars.

- Add egg yolks and gradually flour, baking powder, powdered cocoa, ground cinnamon, cooled French mulled wine and dark chocolate chips.

 - Beat the white eggs until stiff peaks are formed and add them to the mixture.

 - Pour the dough into individual moulds buttered or in a large buttered mould (26 cm in diameter) and lined with a circle of baking paper.

 - Bake in the hot oven for 20 to 25 minutes for the individual moulds and for 55 to 60 minutes for the large mould.

 - Remove the mould (s) from the oven and allow to cool before unmoulding.

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