Wine Cake Recipe | Here Is How You Can Make This Delicious Christmas Delicacy


Wine cake recipe | They are almost considered to be a tradition during Christmas. Here is how you can make the most delicious wine cake at home this Christmas.

Written By Pooja Dhar | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Wine cake is a Columbian cuisine. They are had in the form of dessert, usually during the Christmas phase. Here is how to make a wine cake-

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Recipe for Christmas wine cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg powder 
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¾ cup oil
  • 2 tablespoon curd dissolved in 1 tablespoon water (yoghurt)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs (optional)

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Preparation to make Christmas wine cake

  • First, chop the cashews, almonds, walnuts, dates, glazed cherries, candied ginger, and candied orange peels.
  • Soak the chopped dry fruits as well the raisins, tutti frutti, and sultanas in red wine, in a jar or a bowl.
  • Cover & keep this jar or bowl in a cool dry place for 3 days.
  •  Every alternate day, shake the jar or stir the bowl.

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Making wine cake

  • Mix the all-purpose flour (maida) with salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  •  Add cinnamon powder, grated nutmeg, and instant coffee and mix well.
  • Stir 1 tablespoon water in 2 tablespoon yogurt till smooth.
  • Now, add the soaked dry fruits mixture, cacao nibs, brown sugar, yogurt+water mixture, oil, milk, and vanilla essence in a bowl.
  • Pour the batter in a greased or butter paper-lined cake pan of 6 to 7 inches’ diameter.
  • Bake the Christmas wine cake in a pre-heated oven for 200°C for about an hour.
  • To check if the cake is baked properly, insert a toothpick in the cake and make sure it comes out clean.
  • Keep the cake in the middle rack with both the top and bottom heating elements of the oven on.
  • If the top of the cake gets brown quickly, then cover the top with aluminium foil or butter paper.
  • When the wine cake is still warm, remove the cake from the pan and cool it on a wire rack.
  • When the cake is completely cold, wrap the cake in an aluminium foil and allow the Christmas wine cake to mature for 2-3 days before serving.
  • The cake can be easily kept at room temperature for 2-3 days.
  • The delicious wine cake is ready for serving, enjoy.

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  • For vegan substitutions, use soy yoghurt or cashew yoghurt.
  • Use soy milk, almond milk, or cashew milk instead of dairy milk.
  • You can also use apple juice instead of wine and soak the dry fruit for a day or two in the apple juice.




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