Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spiced Chocolate-Molasses Cake

During this October #Unprocessed month, I learned that molasses is the epitome of processed, but it adds such depth to cakes that I couldn't resist.

1 C butter, softened
4 eggs
1 C organic sour cream
1 C dark molasses
1 C organic, raw turbinado sugar
3 C white whole wheat flour
2 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/2 t ground cardamom
1/2 t ground ginger
1 t pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter your baking dish (I used a 9"x13" rectangle for this recipe). Whisk together all of the wet ingredients until they form a smooth batter. Gently fold in the dry ingredients until just moistened. Spoon the batter into the dish and bake for an hour - or until the cake bounces back to the touch in the middle. Serve warm or cool with a dusting of powdered sugar.

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