Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Orange-Chocolate-Bourbon Cakes with Spiced Cream and Cara Cara Oranges

We were dying for anything chocolate this cold, cold afternoon and here it was: a recipe in the new issue of InStyle for dark chocolate cake with lots of crazy flavors to complement it. 

We baked the cakes in little shallow dishes and decided to nix the spiced real cream (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, clove) in favor of spiced Fage Greek yogurt. Grab a bag of these Cara Cara navel oranges from Schnuck's before they're gone: they taste ultra-sweet and are a surprising dark pink on the inside -- perfect for supreming. 
Thanks to The Spotted Pig's chef for a recipe that reminds us of one of those chocolate oranges from the candy aisle but tastes much more interesting. 

7 comments:

Kat at Muddy's Bake Shop said...

oh YUM!!! This why I shouldn't read my favorite food blogs while hungry...
have you tried our Jim's Darn (cup)Cake? It's for the chocolate-orange lover as well... although not nearly so polished and sophisticated!
This looks divine.

brandi said...

oh man - that looks great.

Michael Hughes said...

That looks super delicious. From the looks of it, you totally blew my chocolate pots de creme away. I love the Spotted Pig! Although as a vegetarian you might not enjoy it. Chef April is very much about "snout to tail" cooking.

Lindsey said...

Yummy yummerson! Reminds me of my favorite treat in Seattle--Oh Chocolate's Mango Habanero truffle.

And what pretty hands :)

M. Allison Keltner said...

I ate here last night and thought of you:

http://www.goborestaurant.com/west/index.htm

it was delicious!

Anonymous said...

At which Schnuck's did you find the cara cara oranges? Thanks much! John (in midtown)

Justin Fox Burks said...

We got 'em at the Schnucks on Truse Parkway in East Memphis. They are hidden across from the potatoes and onions.

- A