Chocolate and Fig Cake

9:30 AM, Aug 3, 2013   |    comments
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If your in the mood for something sweet, then you should try out this recipe. It's called choclate and fig cake.

½ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
¼ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
6 fresh figs, halved
For the glaze:
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 teaspoons honey, plus more for drizzling
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Large pinch of kosher salt
½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, plus more for topping

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Method: Make the cakes: Whisk the cocoa powder and ¼ cup hot water in a small bowl; let cool slightly. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda in another bowl. Combine the sugar, egg and egg yolk, vanilla and lemon zest in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and beat on medium-high speed until pale and thick, about 1 minute. With the mixer running, drizzle in the olive oil. Add the cocoa mixture and beat until combined. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixture and beat until just incorporated.

Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake 10 minutes, then top each cake with a fig half and continue baking until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs, 8 to 10 more minutes. Let cool in the pan on a rack, 20 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pan and let cool completely on the rack.

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