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Sunday, November 30, 2008
Nutella Chocolate Cake with Cranberries and Pomegranates
My fondness for chocolate often allures me to use it in manifold recipes.Nutella Chocolate Cake with rubied pomegranates and cranberry filling is my best snappy chocolate cake recipe with the flavors of the season.Its also low in sugar and needs no butter to make it better.
(I made the cake in a loaf pan,halved it after baking ,slathered with cranberry filling and trimmed to give a hexagonal shape.This cake serves 3 chocoholic.)
For the cake
1/2 cup All purpose flour
1/2 cup fine ground whole wheat flour
3/4 cup unsweetened Organic Cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon Baking powder
1/4 cup firm packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large Organic Eggs.
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 tablespoon Nutella
For cranberry filling
1/2 cup cranberries
1/4 cup water.
To make the cranberry filling,reduce the cranberries with water until tender about 15 minutes;process to a smooth paste for the filling.
Preheat Oven to 350F and grease a loaf pan with butter.
Sift all the dry ingredients(flour and powders) in large mixing bowl.
In another mixing bowl whisk together oil and sugar until creamy. Crack the egg and whisk some more and stir in vanilla.
Now combine wet and dry mixtures. Pour in the baking pan and set in the oven for about 30 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cool for at least 2 hours on a rack. using a table knife loose the edges of the cake and flip in a plate. Halve it ,trim sides(if desired) to give a snazzy hexagonal shape ,slather one halve with cranberry filling and top with the other half .Garnish with little more cranberry filling in the center and sprinkle the pomegranate to give a jeweled rubied bedazzled look to the cake.
This is my entry for Ultimate Chocolate Cake Challenge,hosted by Not Quite Nigella.
This cake is also in Cooking Club Challenge hosted by Cheri of Fabulous foods.
I'm also sending this Original recipe to lore's Culinarty Original Recipes.
The ruby studded Nutella chocolate cake is the winner! Thanks to Lorraine for the contest and the viewers who voted for the cake.