Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies! Chocolate and Cabernet come together at last in brownie form! Rich, chocolaty and decadent!

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It’s been a long time since I posted a chocolate recipe. Like too long. And it’s been even longer since I posted a brownie recipe. And since brownies are so meant to be enjoyed on a Friday… I made us brownies. Chocolate. Wine. Brownie.

When I came across up this recipe earlier in the week, it struck a chord with my inner chocolate and wine cravings… and I needed the pair to be together like something fierce.

So I made brownies. With wine, plus Cabernet.

TO Make These Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies:

  • unsalted butter, divided
  • unsweetened chocolate, evenly chopped
  • granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • pure vanilla extract
  • cabernet sauvignon wine
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • kosher salt
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips

But first, the ever dreaded line-the-13×9-baking-pan step. Do it, get it over with and move on.

You’ll need 4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate.

Chop it up all purty and uniform like.

Toss it into a sauce pan with 3/4 cup of unsalted butter. Butter and chocolate… I could stop here… but then I’d miss the wine. Ummmm yeah no thanks.

I melted the two together over low heat just until they are smoooooooooth and silky.

See the silkiness?

To the melted buttery-chocolate I added in 2 cups of granulated sugar.

And one by one I added in 3 large eggs, whisking after each egg.

Eeeek! Then comes the wiiiiiiine. Pour in a 1/2 cup of Cabernet. Then fill your glass back up and sip… and sip…. and sip.

Add in a teaspoon of vanilla and scootch off to the side.

Then in a large bowl, I combined the cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of both baking soda and kosher salt.

I then poured that drunken chocolate into the dry ingredients.

Annnnd mixed.

There will be a few lumps… but don’t worry about those!

Spread 2/3 of the brownie batter into your prepared pan and just move right on to the wine ganache! Yup you heard ME… wine ganache!!

I started by adding 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter to a small sauce pan…

Then 3/4 of a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks.

And then three tablespoons more of Cabernet.

I stirred this over low heat until melt-y and smooth.

I spooned it all over the top of the brownie batter…

Before adding the rest of the batter over THAT.

Smoothed it all out…

Then I took a knife and did some swirls.

I may have gone overboard… so only go two or three turns through the pan.

See… I sort of lost the whole swirl effect. Bummer.

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Bake. Cool. Cut. Divide. Devour.

I think you’ll love these Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies as much as I do!

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And drink these fudgy wine-infused brownies with a glass of Cab.

Enjoy! And if you give this Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 12 servings

Cabernet Ganache Swirled Brownies

Chocolate and Cabernet come together at last!


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, evenly chopped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cabernet sauvignon wine
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons cabernet sauvignon wine


Make The Brownies:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13x9 baking dish with parchment paper and grease with either butter or your misto and set aside.
  • In a medium size sauce pan over low heat; melt the 3/4 cup of butter and the 4 ounces of chopped unsweetened chocolate.
  • Once the chocolate has melted and is smooth add in the two cups of sugar.
  • Add in the three eggs, whisking after each addition.
  • Stir in Vanilla and the half cup of Cabernet.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Pour the chocolate/sugar mixture into the bowl, stir until all the ingredients are incorporated and set aside.

Make the ganache:

  • In a small sauce pan combine the 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 3 tablespoons of butter and the 3 tablespoons of Cabernet. Heat over low and stir constantly until smooth and silky.
  • Spread 2/3 of the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Spoon the wine-ganache over top. Pour remaining 1/3 batter over the ganach and spread with a knife or offset spatula.
  • With a sharp knife make a couple zig-zags through the brownies to create a swirl pattern then place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes {In my oven it was more like 25 minutes so watch carefully!}.
  • Let cool completely before removing the brownies.
    cut and serve!
Serving: 1piece, Calories: 437kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 113mg, Potassium: 176mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 515IU, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 3mg