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Dark Chocolate-Cranberry Rock Cakes

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12
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Dense and flavorful, these chocolate and cherry sensations will keep for a couple days, so they're a great make-ahead dish for breakfast or brunch.

Sarah Caron Recipe by Sarah Caron
July 18, 2011

Ingredients

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1/2
cup cold unsalted butter
2
eggs
1/2
cup whipping cream
1/2
cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1
tablespoon whipping cream, if desired
Coarse sugar, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mixture in opposite directions). Stir in chocolate chips and cranberries; set aside.
  • 3 In another bowl, beat eggs and 1/2 cup whipping cream with whisk until well blended. Make well in center of flour mixture; pour egg mixture into well. With rubber spatula, fold together all ingredients until combined and smooth.
  • 4 Using large cookie scoop, scoop out 12 balls of dough onto cookie sheet. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon whipping cream; sprinkle with course sugar.
  • 5 Bake 17 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Serve immediately. Store cooled rock cakes in airtight container; best eaten within 2 days.

Expert Tips

For a sweeter center, use milk chocolate chips instead of bittersweet ones.

Serve with tea at tea time, wearing your favorite magical gear.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
222.7
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12.6g
19%
Saturated Fat
7.6g
38%
Cholesterol
58.3mg
19%
Sodium
156.0mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
25.9g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
9.5g
Protein
3.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0.10%
0%
Calcium
7.10%
7%
Iron
6.70%
7%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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