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    This recipe came to The Times from Marti Buckley Kilpatrick, who adapted it from Dol Miles, the pastry chef at Frank Stitt’s Bottega restaurant in Birmingham, Ala. Ms. Kilpatrick describes the cake as an ugly frog of a confection, but promises that anyone willing to bet a kiss on its excellence would be amply rewarded. The interplay of coffee, black pepper and cloves is subtle but powerful, and results in a deeply flavored, moist confection that comes together quickly. It’s just delicious.

    Ingredients

    • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces, more for pan
    • 85 grams unsweetened cocoa powder (about 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
    • 1 1/2 cups brewed strong coffee
    • 1/2 cup Irish whiskey
    • 200 grams granulated sugar (about 1 cup)
    • 156 grams light brown sugar (about 1 cup)
    • 240 grams all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
    • 8 grams baking soda (about 1 1/2 teaspoons)
    • 3 grams fine sea salt (about 3/4 teaspoon)
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
    • Powdered sugar, for serving (optional)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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