Fireball Cake

Fireball Cake
Staff Writer
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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
328
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.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
22g
24%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
99µg
14%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Calcium, Ca
95mg
10%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
47µg
12%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
104mg
15%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
396mg
26%
Water
36g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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,