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Feeding Friends: A Semi-Mexi Birthday Cake

What you need

7 ounces unsalted butter (the nice French kind if you can afford it, such as Lurpak or Beurre d'Isigny), cut into ½-inch cubes
1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
8 ounces creme fraiche
7 ounces good quality dark chocolate
5 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground clove
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

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How to do it

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and butter an 8-inch round cake pan. Line the base of the pan with parchment, and butter the parchment too.Finely chop the chocolate and melt it gently with the butter in the microwave, stirring regularly until fully melted.

2. Add the sugar to the chocolate-butter mixture, stirring well, and set aside to cool for a few moments. Then add the eggs one by one, stirring well after each addition.

3. Add the cocoa, cinnamon, and cloves, and stir until incorporated.

4. Pour batter into the buttered cake pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until the center of the cake looks set and the top is a bit crackly-looking and it only jiggles slightly, if at all.

5. Let the cake cool in its pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then carefully turn the cake out of the pan onto a place. Then invert it again, so that the crackly side is facing upward. Allow to cool completely. The cake will deflate slightly as it cools.

6. Serve in wedges at room temperature, dusted with confectioners sugar if you like, or topped with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla creme fraiche.

7. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Stir until fully incorporated. Taste and add more sugar, if desired.

8. Serve over chocolate cake or as a decadent topping for an ice cream sundae.

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Nutrition

Calories
445.18cal ( 22.26% of daily need)
Fat
31.2g ( 48% of daily need)
Saturated Fat
18.39g ( 114.96% of daily need)
Carbohydrates
37.85g ( 12.62% of daily need)
Sugar
32.97g ( 36.63% of daily need)
Cholesterol
136.89mg ( 45.63% of daily need)
Sodium
195.62mg ( 8.51% of daily need)
Caffeine
17.03mg ( 5.68% of daily need)
Protein
5.05g ( 10.1% of daily need)
Manganese
0.46mg ( 23.2% of daily need)
Copper
0.39mg ( 19.61% of daily need)
Iron
2.89mg ( 16.04% of daily need)
Vitamin A
764.13IU ( 15.28% of daily need)
Phosphorus
139.34mg ( 13.93% of daily need)
Magnesium
53.28mg ( 13.32% of daily need)
Selenium
9.13µg ( 13.05% of daily need)
Vitamin B2
0.17mg ( 9.93% of daily need)
Fiber
2.4g ( 9.6% of daily need)
Zinc
1.08mg ( 7.23% of daily need)
Potassium
218.69mg ( 6.25% of daily need)
Vitamin E
0.92mg ( 6.1% of daily need)
Calcium
58.79mg ( 5.88% of daily need)
Vitamin B12
0.35µg ( 5.81% of daily need)
Vitamin D
0.83µg ( 5.52% of daily need)
Vitamin B5
0.52mg ( 5.2% of daily need)
Vitamin K
3.43µg ( 3.26% of daily need)
Folate
12.7µg ( 3.18% of daily need)
Vitamin B6
0.06mg ( 2.98% of daily need)
Vitamin B1
0.03mg ( 1.68% of daily need)
Vitamin B3
0.27mg ( 1.37% of daily need)

Breakdown

Proteins
4.47%
Fat
62.07%
Carbs
33.46%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only.

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