Christmas Bombe with Spiced Cake and Chocolate-Brandy Glaze
Christmas Bombe with Spiced Cake and Chocolate-Brandy Glaze
  • prep: 1 hr 35 min
  • cook: 2 hr 40 min
  • total: 4 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    Meet your new favorite show-stopping Christmas dessert: a spiced chocolate cake topped with a cream cheese mousse studded with dried fruit and nuts and glazed with brandy-spiked melted chocolate. Serve it with sparklers on top for a memorable entrance.

    Ingredients

    • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
    • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 large egg whites
    • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 1/4 cups dried, bright orange apricots (about 8 ounces), halved
    • 1 1/4 cups Luxardo or maraschino cherries (about 7 ounces), halved, rinsed, patted dry
    • 1 1/4 cups unsalted pistachios (about 6 ounces), coarsely chopped
    • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
    • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (70–72% cacao), coarsely chopped
    • 5 large eggs, room temperature
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 4 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
    • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
    • Pinch of kosher salt
    • 1 tablespoons brandy (optional)
    • A 9" round cake pan; a cake board

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 690 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 42 g 64.8%
    • Saturated Fat: 23 g 115.2%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 107 mg 35.66%
    • Sodium: 279 mg 11.61%
    • Calcium: 124 mg 12.41%
    • Potassium: 227 mg 6.49%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 24.24%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 70 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.2%
    • Sugar: 57 g
    • Protein: 10 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 25.92%
    • Vitamin C 3.84%
    • Vitamin D 4.06%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat8
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs4
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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