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Colombian Black Cake

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A Black Colombian Cake is a traditional, rich delicacy made with an assortment of dried fruits, nuts and molasses. A perfect accompaniment to a strong espresso.

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  • Servings: 24 servings


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  • Step 1 of 14

    SOAK raisins, prunes and figs in wine overnight.

  • Step 2 of 14

    PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

  • Step 3 of 14

    SPRAY an 8-inch Bundt pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

  • Step 4 of 14

    COMBINE wine/dried fruit mixture, almonds and ¼ cup pecans in blender or food processor; cover. Blend until a thick, grainy paste forms. Set aside.

  • Step 5 of 14

    COMBINE flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a large bowl. Whisk until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.

  • Step 6 of 14

    PLACE butter in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed.

  • Step 7 of 14

    ADD dulce de leche; continue mixing for 3 minutes.

  • Step 8 of 14

    ADD vanilla extract, coffee mixture and grated lemon peel. Continue mixing at medium speed.

  • Step 9 of 14

    DECREASE mixer speed to low; add 2 eggs and half of the flour mixture.

  • Step 10 of 14

    ADD remaining 3 eggs; add remaining flour mixture. Continue mixing and scraping inside of bowl with a silicone spatula until everything is well incorporated. Add molasses; mix for 30 seconds.

  • Step 11 of 14

    ADD dried fruit paste to batter along with remaining ¼ cup pecans. Using your hands, stir until ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

  • Step 12 of 14

    POUR batter into prepared Bundt pan. Cover with foil.

  • Step 13 of 14

    BAKE for 1 hour. Remove foil; bake for an additional 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean.

  • Step 14 of 14

    COOL for 1 hour in Bundt pan. Unmold and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 24 servings
Calories 290
Calories from Fat 120
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars 18g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 10%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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