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Monday, January 4, 2010

Dark Blood Cake

Sounds spooky, huh? More like freakin delicious! This was my first real attempt at baking and, not trying to toot my own horn, DAMN! The dark chocolate, blood orange and almonds really gave way to a decodent finish to this "new appliance meal"!

Paula Deen's 1-2-3-4 Cake Recipe
1 3"X3" organic dark chocolate
2 TBSP+ milk according to consistency
1 large blood orange, rind zested and inside juiced
1 handfull sliced almonds

Cook cake accordingly. Once all three cakes have cooled, poke holes with a skewer all over the top of the cakes. Lightly juice the blood orange over all the cakes and let rest for 20 more minutes.

Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt the chocolate and add the zest from the orange and enough milk to get a smooth consistency.

Assemble cakes one on top of another using the chocolate icing as glue. Poour the remaining icing on top and push over the sides and smooth out. Sprinkle top and sides with the sliced almonds. Let this sit for at least 30 minutes before eating.

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