Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Cake

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 and 1/3 cups - all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup - unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp - baking powder
  • 1 cup - chopped dried apricots
  • 1 cup - boiling water
  • 5 ounces almond paste
  • 3/4 cup - white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup - whole milk
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup - finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 3/4 cup - unsalted butter, melted

How to Make Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Cake

  • Pre-heat oven to 350.5 F (175.5 C).
  • Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  • Sift together flour, cocoa, and baking powder.
  • Soak chopped apricots in boiling water for 1-2 mins.
  • Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix almond paste and sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture looks sandy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, beat for 2 minutes after each addition.
  • Continue beating for about 10 mins, mixture should look thick and creamy.
  • Mix in milk and then flour mixture.
  • Mix only to combine the dry with the wet ingredients.
  • Do not overbeat.
  • Fold in apricots, chocolate, crystallized ginger and melted butter.
  • Transfer batter to the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven for about 1 hour, until done. Cool for 10 mins in pan.
  • Remove from pan, and place on a wire rack to cool completely.