This is a family recipe that my mom used to bake quite often. I like it especially in January as the cinemon flavour keeps the Christmas spirit alive a bit longer.
- 250g margarine or butter
- 200g sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 280g flour
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. dutch processed cacao powder
- 80 g finely ground hazelnuts
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 3 ½ squares of semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped.
Beat margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time and the vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, cacao and hazelnuts and pulse into the margarine/egg/sugar mixture, ½ cup at a time. Gradually also add the red wine. Add the chopped chocolate and pour into a greased loaf pan.Bake at 340ºF for 1 hour.
When cooled off dust with powder sugar before serving.