Rating: 4.5 stars 4.5
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
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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.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Soak chopped apricots in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes. 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 minutes; 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 prepared loaf pan.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 46g; fat 19.8g; cholesterol 94.2mg; sodium 56.9mg. Full Nutrition
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