A Merry Christmas Spice Cake

This Spice Cake is moist and taste flavorful like Christmas. I’m sure Santa would be happy if he finds one of these waiting for him with a glass of milk or eggnog.

What you need:

3 1/3 spelt flour ( or gluten free all purpose flour)

4 1/2 tbsp raw cocoa powder

1 1/2 tbsp baking powder

1 pinch salt

1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

1 large juicy Apple, washed, skin on

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp finely ground cardamom

1/4 tsp finely ground clove

7.5 oz raw honey

14 oz couverture chocolate + ½  cinnamon 

1 large egg

1 3/4 cups + 1 tbsp of whole milk

2/3 cup  walnut oil (or sunflower oil)

Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180° C. Grease a rectangular baking tin (measures: 38 x 25 cm, height approx. 7cm) and dust it thoroughly with flour. Mix the flour with the cocoa, the baking powder, the salt and the spices in a large bowl. Put the bowl aside. Mix milk, honey, egg and oil together with a hand mixer. Add the honey-egg-milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir with the hand mixer, until all is nicely combined. Roughly grate the apple and stir it under the dough. Fill the dough into the prepared baking tin and place it into the preheated oven and bake it for about approx. 45 min (depending on your oven). Allow the cake  to cool in the baking pan for about 10 min. Then take the cake out of the tin and let it cool completely. Melt the couverture over a water bath or in the microwave. Add the cinnamon into the melted couverture and stir it with a spoon to mix it all together. Cut the cake into desired shapes and pieces and glaze it with the spiced couverture.


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