Christmas Spiced Chocolate Cake

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Christmas Spiced Chocolate Cake
Deliciously spiced chocolate cake which is a perfect addition to any Christmas spread.

150g chopped dark chocolate

150g butter

6 eggs

250g granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

100g ground almonds

1 pinch of ground cloves

Zest of 1 clementine

2 tsp instant espresso powder

Topping

Juice of 1 clementine

1 tbsp butter

1 tbsp caster sugar

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

50g flaked almonds

Grease and line a 23cm/9 inch springform cake tin

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.

Melt chocolate and butter together in the microwave.

In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla together.

Fold in the ground almonds, cinnamon, cloves, clementine zest and espresso powder.

Pour in the melted chocolate and stir through.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 40 minutes.

To make the topping, place the clementine juice, butter, sugar, cinnamon and flaked almonds into a small saucepan and melt together gently.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little.

Spoon the caramelised almonds on top of the chocolate cake.

Serves
8

Preparation Time
25 minutes

Cooking Time
55 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Chocolate, Eggs, Sugar, Nuts, Spice

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Entertaining, Vegetarian

Special Info
Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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