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Chocolate, Bourbon and Cranberries!

 

Chocolate, Bourbon and Cranberries!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

Cake

  • 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • pinch fine sea salt

Cranberry Bourbon Sauce

  • 12 oz cranberries fresh
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp organic ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup bourbon

Instructions

Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

  1. Blend together cranberries, sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour, stirring after 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and stir in bourbon.

Cake

  1. In a double boiler, melt together coconut oil and chocolate.
  2. Meanwhile, beat eggs and cocoanut sugar together for 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile mix together flour cocoa and salt.
  4. Stir the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.
  5. Fold in the flour mixture.
  6. Spoon into 4 greased ramekins and chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place ramekins onto baking dish and add water until it rises 1/2 up the sides of the ramekins.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Flip cake out of ramekins onto plates and serve with a dollop of bourbon cranberry sauce and whip cream.

Great Granny’s Cranberry Sauce

 

Great Granny's Cranberry Sauce

Ever since I can remember, we've had this cranberry sauce at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. It makes a lot, which is good, because everyone likes it.
Course Sauce, Side
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 oz red jello
  • 5 1/2 cups liquid use juice from fruit plus water if needed
  • 4 cups ground cranberries
  • 4 cups crushed pinapple mandarine oranges etc.

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar and jello into heated liquid. let set in frigerator
  2. When hard add ground cranberries and pinapple. Mix well, return to frig and reset.

Recipe Notes

I think the original recipe had walnuts or pecans in it. My brother Joey doesn't like anything with nuts, so over the years, it was dropped from the ingredients.