Spiced Chocolate Cake With Cardamom Orange Whipped Cream

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Spice up your date night by baking that special someone dessert! We love this cake for its light and fluffy texture and unique flavor combination. The addition of cayenne to the batter, and cardamon and orange to the whipped cream, make this an unforgettable treat.

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Prep Time

15 min

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Cook Time

35 min

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Wait Time

45 min

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Spiced Chocolate Cake With Cardamom Orange Whipped Cream

Ingredients

Makes 1
1 serving Makes

Instructions

Step 1

Gather all your ingredients and have mise en place ready. Preheat oven to 325 F.

Gather all your ingredients and have mise en place ready. Preheat oven to 325 F.

Step 2

Lightly oil the 8” cake pan and line the base with parchment paper.

Lightly oil the 8” cake pan and line the base with parchment paper.

Step 3

To melt the chocolate in a double boiler, bring 1” of water to a simmer in a small pot. Place chocolate in an appropriately sized bowl and rest bowl over the pot, stirring to melt.

To melt the chocolate in a double boiler, bring 1” of water to a simmer in a small pot. Place chocolate in an appropriately sized bowl and rest bowl over the pot, stirring to melt.

Step 4

In stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together. Scrape down sides as necessary to ensure they are well combined.

In stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together. Scrape down sides as necessary to ensure they are well combined.

Step 5

Add eggs and melted dark chocolate, beat until well incorporated.

Add eggs and melted dark chocolate, beat until well incorporated.

Step 6

In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, allspice, cayenne, and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, allspice, cayenne, and salt.

Step 7

Add one third of the flour to the batter by sprinkling over top, mix until just combined. Add one third of the yogurt and mix. Repeat these steps in two more additions until flour and yogurt are well-incorporated, but not over mixed. Doing this step by hand ensures that the batter is not overworked.


Step 8

Pour batter into the oiled cake pan and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula.

Pour batter into the oiled cake pan and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula.

Step 9

Bake until set (when toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean-about 35 minutes).

Bake until set (when toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean-about 35 minutes).

Step 10

Allow cake to rest in the pan for 5 minutes. Release cake from pan, remove the parchment round, and let cool on a rack.


Step 11

The cake is delicious on its own but if you are feeling fancy, lay a doily over top as a stencil. Generously shake powdered sugar in an even layer and then gently remove to reveal.


Step 12

Gather ingredients for whipped cream.

Gather ingredients for whipped cream.

Step 13

Add chilled cream to a metal bowl and work out your arms by whisking by hand until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in sugar and whisk again until soft peaks return.


Step 14

Whisk in cardamom and orange zest. Chill whipped cream until ready to use.

Whisk in cardamom and orange zest. Chill whipped cream until ready to use.

Step 15

Serve cake slice with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!

Serve cake slice with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!

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Spiced Chocolate Cake With Cardamom Orange Whipped Cream

Spiced Chocolate Cake With Cardamom Orange Whipped Cream

By kitchenbowl

Spice up your date night by baking that special someone dessert! We love this cake for its light and fluffy texture and unique flavor combination. The addition of cayenne to the batter, and cardamon and orange to the whipped cream, make this an unforgettable treat.

Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

35 min

Wait Time

45 min

Ingredients

Makes 1

Instructions

Gather all your ingredients and have mise en place ready. Preheat oven to 325 F.

Step 1

Gather all your ingredients and have mise en place ready. Preheat oven to 325 F.

Lightly oil the 8” cake pan and line the base with parchment paper.

Step 2

Lightly oil the 8” cake pan and line the base with parchment paper.

To melt the chocolate in a double boiler, bring 1” of water to a simmer in a small pot. Place chocolate in an appropriately sized bowl and rest bowl over the pot, stirring to melt.

Step 3

To melt the chocolate in a double boiler, bring 1” of water to a simmer in a small pot. Place chocolate in an appropriately sized bowl and rest bowl over the pot, stirring to melt.

In stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together. Scrape down sides as necessary to ensure they are well combined.

Step 4

In stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together. Scrape down sides as necessary to ensure they are well combined.

Add eggs and melted dark chocolate, beat until well incorporated.

Step 5

Add eggs and melted dark chocolate, beat until well incorporated.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, allspice, cayenne, and salt.

Step 6

In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, allspice, cayenne, and salt.

Add one third of the flour to the batter by sprinkling over top, mix until just combined. Add one third of the yogurt and mix. Repeat these steps in two more additions until flour and yogurt are well-incorporated, but not over mixed. Doing this step by hand ensures that the batter is not overworked.

Step 7

Add one third of the flour to the batter by sprinkling over top, mix until just combined. Add one third of the yogurt and mix. Repeat these steps in two more additions until flour and yogurt are well-incorporated, but not over mixed. Doing this step by hand ensures that the batter is not overworked.

Pour batter into the oiled cake pan and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula.

Step 8

Pour batter into the oiled cake pan and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula.

Bake until set (when toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean-about 35 minutes).

Step 9

Bake until set (when toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean-about 35 minutes).

Allow cake to rest in the pan for 5 minutes. Release cake from pan, remove the parchment round, and let cool on a rack.

Step 10

Allow cake to rest in the pan for 5 minutes. Release cake from pan, remove the parchment round, and let cool on a rack.

The cake is delicious on its own but if you are feeling fancy, lay a doily over top as a stencil. Generously shake powdered sugar in an even layer and then gently remove to reveal.

Step 11

The cake is delicious on its own but if you are feeling fancy, lay a doily over top as a stencil. Generously shake powdered sugar in an even layer and then gently remove to reveal.

Gather ingredients for whipped cream.

Step 12

Gather ingredients for whipped cream.

Add chilled cream to a metal bowl and work out your arms by whisking by hand until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in sugar and whisk again until soft peaks return.

Step 13

Add chilled cream to a metal bowl and work out your arms by whisking by hand until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in sugar and whisk again until soft peaks return.

Whisk in cardamom and orange zest. Chill whipped cream until ready to use.

Step 14

Whisk in cardamom and orange zest. Chill whipped cream until ready to use.

Serve cake slice with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!

Step 15

Serve cake slice with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!

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