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Fallen Chocolate Cake with Drunken Cherry Compote:
I found this AMAZING recipe on the blog {More Than Burnt Toast}and knew I had to make it ASAP! 
I may never make another chocolate cake as long as I live. It was incredibly moist and the texture is amazing! I wasn't crazy about the compote. I preferred mine plain but my husband loved it. Great either way!

Sauce:

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup kosher red wine
1 pound frozen pitted unsweetened cherries

Cake:

1/2 cup shelled pistachios (you could also use sliced almonds)
Cooking spray
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
1/4 cup water
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped ( I preferred to use semi-sweet or milk chocolate for a less bitter flavour)
Dash of salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
4 large egg whites

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To prepare sauce, combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to 2 cups (about 30 minutes). Chill.

Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare cake, place pistachios in a food processor; process until finely ground. Sprinkle ground pistachios over bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan coated with cooking spray.

Combine 1 cup sugar and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate and salt, stirring until chocolate melts. Add cocoa, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, stirring well after each addition. Stir in extracts.

Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently stir one-fourth of egg white mixture into chocolate mixture; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture. Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out nearly clean. Cool to room temperature; run a knife around outside edge. Serve with sauce.








6 comments:

melody-mae said...

oh my goodness, this recipe looks absolutely divine!!!

JamieS said...

That looks delicious! I want to make one...

~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Lindsay said...

Cute little guy having fun with him momma's cooking :)

Amanda said...

The cake looks so yummy! Why do kids look even more adorable covered in cake mix, so cute!

Melynda said...

OMG that cake looks spectacular! Sharing some tips on turning old into new, sewing for my granddaughter.

Dear Lillie said...

That looks divine! And that picture of Milton is adorable! Lillie and I may have to try this tonight or sometime soon. I am not much of a cook, but I do LOVE to bake!

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