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.)
Ingredients
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.

Method
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.

Update:
The ruby studded Nutella chocolate cake is the winner! Thanks to Lorraine for the contest and the viewers who voted for the cake.

24 comments:

Sanghi said...

All of ur nuts recipies drive me nuts. Good job! Also check out my blog and gv ur comments and suggestions!

meeso said...

Oh, WOW! That looks and sounds mouthwatering! I wish I had picked up some pomegranates at the store now! Wish I could have a piece!

Gita's Kitchen said...

The cake looks awesome...The cranberries and pomegranates must have made the cake even more delicious :)

Ann said...

Yasmeen,from where you are coming with such yummy and awesome recipes ? I loved this one too.You are just sweet as your food..keep the good work on..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wooww.. looks great.i love nutella. cake looks very soft.

Curry Leaf said...

I love nutella.Lovely cake.I too posted choc pudding cake,but I am not sending it,this is lovely.

anudivya said...

What is up with you and poms? You seem to have struck a harmonious cord! Look lovely.

umelbanat said...

Asalam alikom sister I tagged you :)

http://ummelbanat.blogspot.com/2008/11/bucket-list.html

Adlak's tiny world said...

wow today third brwony cake I m seeing.Love yr cake with poms look awesome dear..

On cing almost all yr recipe, Here my saying....

"Wer there is a nut there is Yasmeen"

How is it..... Ha Ha ha...

Kitchen Flavours said...

looking cake.

Rachel said...

choc and pomes..This I ought to try...

Happy cook said...

Wow i would love to have a piece . It looks so beautiful and delicous.

Chandani said...

this looks pretty!! i am sure it tastes just as wonderful...

Cheri Sicard said...

I love, love, love Nutella and am always looking for new ways to use it. I will have to try this as you combined it with another favorite food pomegranates. Thank you for the delicious looking recipe.

Priya said...

Lovely cake Yasmeen...with nutella no need to say how i would love to have them rite now..scrumptious cake..

dirtykitchensecrets said...

OMG Nutella and Pomegranates! MY FAVORITE! This looks so delicious! I am going to have to make this! thanks for sharing :)

Cham said...

Wow they re lovely the individual portion

syeda said...

what luscious cake!I just love the way you use the colors and fruits in your recipes.

n33ma said...

Wow this is yet another beautiful piece.Love nutella.

Ivy said...

That is one fantastic cake you made. I love those lovely pomegranate seeds on top.

Zee said...

Chocolate cake couldn't get any better than this!..as you perfectly put it..with those rubied pomegranates:)..wish I could dare to bake this..I am scaredy cat when it comes to baking:((..
The hexagonal shape is an amazing innovation:D

Nazarina A said...

These little pomegranate jewels would be my "jewelry" of choice!!!!!

Jude said...

I really like how this sounds. I have a thing for nutella and chocolate together (or not).

Cheri Sicard said...

Thanks Yasmeen for posting to the Cooking Club Challenge. You can also see the recipes at FabulousFoods.com, where I have also included links to your blog at these URLs

Nutella Cake with Cranberries and Pomegranates -- http://www.fabulousfoods.com/component/resource/article/109/28253

Spiced Apple and Pomegranate Pie -- http://www.fabulousfoods.com/component/resource/article/112/28254

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