Mulled Wine Cake is a unique and flavorful dessert that infuses the warm, spiced essence of mulled wine into a rich, moist cake. It’s perfect for holiday gatherings or any occasion that calls for a special and aromatic treat.


For the Cake:

  • 1 cup mulled wine (see instructions below or use pre-made)
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

For the Mulled Wine (if making from scratch):

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) red wine (such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 star anise

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons mulled wine or milk


  1. If making mulled wine from scratch: In a pot, combine all the mulled wine ingredients. Heat over low heat for about 20 minutes. Do not boil. Strain and set aside 1 cup for the cake.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch bundt pan.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the mulled wine, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. For the glaze: In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar with enough mulled wine or milk to achieve a pourable consistency.
  10. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.
  11. Serve the Mulled Wine Cake and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 300-350
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Protein: 4g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes (if making mulled wine from scratch)
  • Cooking Time: 45-50 minutes


  • Serves: 10-12

Mulled Wine Cake is an exceptional dessert that captures the essence of the holidays. Its combination of spices and the depth of flavor from the mulled wine make it a festive and enjoyable treat for any special occasion.

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