Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Cake recipe? Learn how to make Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by honeybeequilter

Makes 12 servings



"Wonderfully rich, chocolate cake with a twist. The crystallized ginger, chunks of bittersweet chocolate, and dried apricots mixed into the batter make this cake very special. It is like finding treasure in every bite."

Recipe Ingredients for Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Cake

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon 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

Recipe Directions for Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Sift together flour, cocoa, and baking powder.

  2. Soak chopped apricots in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain, and pat dry with paper towels.

  3. 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 minutes; mixture should look thick and creamy.

  4. 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 prepared loaf pan.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour, until done. Cool for 10 minutes in pan. Remove from pan, and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 128.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
338
Calories from Fat
175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.4g
30%
Saturated Fat
10.0g
50%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
96mg
32%
Sodium
117mg
5%
Potassium
234mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
37.5g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
22.6g
Protein
6.2g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 8% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
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