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Spiced chocolate cake bites

Spiced chocolate cake bites

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LeChef

LeChef

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"Every year, I bake these chocolate cake bites for the first advent and use them as gifts for friends and family, who are always so happy about them! Of course, you can also eat them throughout the year with tea or coffee."
Difficulty
Easy 👌
Preparation
40 min
Baking
25 min
Resting
160 min

Ingredients

2Servings
25 g
bittersweet chocolate
9 g
unsalted butter
9 g
creamy peanut butter
10 g
flour
10 g
ground walnuts
15 g
confectioner’s sugar
tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
tsp
salt
tsp
baking powder
eggs
8 ml
maple syrup
6 ml
Cognac
25 g
orange marmelade
¼ tsp
cayenne pepper
tsp
chili powder
15 g
bittersweet couverture chocolate
unsalted butter (for greasing)
chopped pistachio (for serving)
chopped almond (for serving)
MetricImperial

Utensils

oven, pot (small), rubber spatula, bowl (large), whisk, baking pan (11x7 in.), 2 pastry brushes, cutting board, knife, heatproof bowl, pot

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Nutrition per serving

Cal309
Fat16 g
Protein6 g
Carb34 g
  • Step 1/ 5

    • 9 g unsalted butter
    • 9 g creamy peanut butter
    • 25 g bittersweet chocolate
    • 10 g flour
    • 10 g ground walnuts
    • 15 g confectioner’s sugar
    • tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    • tsp salt
    • tsp baking powder
    • eggs
    • 8 ml maple syrup
    • oven
    • pot (small)
    • rubber spatula
    • bowl (large)
    • whisk

    Preheat oven to 180°/(355°F (160°C/320°F convection). Add butter, peanut butter, and bittersweet chocolate to a small pot over medium-low heat and melt. Add flour, ground walnuts, confectioner’s sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder to a large bowl and stir to combine. Fold in melted butter-chocolate mixture, then add eggs and maple syrup and stir to combine until a smooth batter forms.

  • Step 2/ 5

    • unsalted butter (for greasing)
    • baking pan (11x7 in.)

    Grease a baking pan, add batter and smooth the top. Bake at 180°C/355°F for approx. 25 min. Remove from the oven and let cool for approx. 30 min.

  • Step 3/ 5

    • 6 ml Cognac
    • pastry brush
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Brush the cake with Cognac, remove from the baking pan, and let cool out completely (approx. 2 hrs.) before cutting it into bites, approx. 2-3 cm/0.8-1.2 in. in size.

  • Step 4/ 5

    • 25 g orange marmelade
    • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
    • tsp chili powder
    • heatproof bowl
    • pot

    Heat orange jam in a heatproof bowl over a pot with simmering water. As soon as it thickens, season with cayenne pepper and chili pepper. Brush the top of your chocolate bites with the spiced jam and let dry.

  • Step 5/ 5

    • 15 g bittersweet couverture chocolate
    • chopped pistachio (for serving)
    • chopped almond (for serving)
    • pastry brush

    Melt bittersweet couverture chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot with simmering water. Brush the top of your chocolate bites with melted chocolate and sprinkle with chopped pistachios and almonds. Let the chocolate bites dry completely and enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Spiced chocolate cake bites

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