This Cranberry Chocolate Fudge Cake may be the best little chocolate cake in the world; or at least under certain conditions. Condition one being there’s half a can of cranberry sauce you need to use and condition two, you want chocolate cake, but hardly feel like baking. This recipe is all that and more.
I found this at the most obvious source, the Ocean Spray recipe database. It’s an 8-inch round not-quite-flourless chocolate cake which you make with a bowl and a spoon — no mixer required. The texture is kind of dense but light and the cranberries soften it up and add a little flavor. The only changes I made to Ocean Spray’s recipe were to use unsalted butter and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, plus I swapped out the chocolate chips for bittersweet chocolate. I may make it again with a little chipotle powder.