Fireball Cake

Staff Writer
Fireball Cake
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This twist on a ginger cake incorporates Tabasco and cinnamon and delivers a perfectly spiced dessert.

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6
Servings
544
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup molasses
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 shot dark rum
  • 2-3 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 3/4 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Cup ground almonds

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Grease a baking tin.

In a saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, molasses, and water. Bring this mixture to a boil, and allow it to boil for 5 minutes before setting it aside to cool. Once it has cooled, beat in the cinnamon, eggs, rum, and Tabasco to taste.  

Sift in the flour, baking soda, and ground almonds, and fold these into the mixture.  

Pour the batter into the baking tin and bake for 50-60 minutes.

Turn the cakes out of the pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.  

Cake Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cake Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Cake Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cakes; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and fruit tarts or pies; sweet chenin blanc or muscat, Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, or sec or demi-sec vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with frosted white or yellow cakes; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines,

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
29%
Sugar
75g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Cholesterol
94mg
31%
Protein
4g
9%
Carbs
88g
29%
Vitamin A
153µg
17%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.7%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
30.4%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
215mg
21%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
14µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
55µg
14%
Folic acid
24µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
29%
Magnesium
222mg
55%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
96mg
14%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
1323mg
38%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.5%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Sugars, added
75g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.5%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
0.7mg
4.7%

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