Five Spice Chocolate Cake


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We think that Five Spice is an often overlooked spice in the cabinet, but one that we reach for again and again in our cooking. Simply Organic's Five Spice brings a depth to both sweet and savory applications.  If you're on the fence about Five Spice, then give this recipe  by KitchConfidante a try - we have a sneaky feeling that it will change your mind - instantly. 

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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 45mins
Serves or Makes: 8-10

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  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Simply Organic Five-Spice Powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Simply Organic Cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup currants


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F with a rack placed in the center of the oven. Prepare an 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.75-inch loaf pan by spraying with baking spray and lining with parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix again until fully incorporated.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, five-spice powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  • Step 4

    Add flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk to the creamed butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour.

  • Step 5

    Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan. Place in oven and bake for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove from loaf pan and cool completely before serving.