Chocolate Port Cake

This is a recipe I have wanted to try for quite some time. The original can be found here. I thought today would be the perfect day. I was not disappointed! Fortunately a friend came over to help me eat it 😉 It is definitely a cake for the over 21 crowd, as there is still alcohol left after you bake it 😀

Chocolate Port Cake

  • Servings: 1 loaf
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 8 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup port
  • 2tsp vanilla
  • 1 – 1 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • In a bowl combine 1 cup of the flour with the dry ingredients
  • Cream together the butter and sugars
  • Add the eggs one at a time.
  • Gradually add in the wine and vanilla
  • Stir in the dry ingredients. If the batter is too wet add a bit of the extra flour. I did not have to add any.
  • Spoon into a buttered loaf pan
  • Bake @350 for 60 minutes. The cake was done in 45 minutes in my oven, so keep an eye on it. It can dry out if over baked.


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