German Christmas chocolate cake with rum

or “Gewürzschnitten”

Although confusing enough for a Northern Hemispherer the weather is becoming less and less Christmassy, a Christmas cake still seemed appropriate. It took a long time for more than 2 hungry cake clubbers to arrive, and even then with several Germanic expats there was lots of cake left, to the delight of the German partner of the baker.

Ingredients for a huge cake (photo shows approximately 1 fifth of the total cake …):

· 300 g melted chocolate (preferably dark)

· 300 g butter

· 300 g sugar

· 8 eggs

· several tablespoons of a mixture of: cinnamon, cloves, aniseed, ginger, cardamom and a whiff of white pepper.

· 250 g flour

· 1 tablespoon baking powder

· rum

· 200 g chocolate for the icing

· icing sugar

Melt chocolate and butter and combine in a large bowl with sugar, eggs, rum (a good shot), spices, baking powder and flour. Mix thoroughly.

Pour onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake at ~175-200 Celsius for 25 minutes.

Take cake out of the tray straight away and while it is still warm melt more chocolate and pour over the cake. When ready to serve dust with icing sugar.

Photos courtesy of Amy!

[categories Chocolate, Alcohol, Slice, Spice]

Published in: on October 2, 2012 at 07:45  Leave a Comment  

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