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Chocolate Almond Cake Recipe

Chocolate Almond Cake

 

About Chocolate Almond Cake – Chocolate and almonds complement each other perfectly in this delicious cake. Be warned, one slice will never be enough!

Preparation Time: 50 min

Cooking Time: 45 min

Ingredients:

Note: 1 Cup = 250 ml

For Cake Batter

  • 175 g dark chocolate
  • 175 g or ¾ cup butter
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • 50g or 1/3 cup self-raising flour
  • 125g or 1 ¼ cups ground almonds
  • 1 tsp almond flavoring extract

For Toppings

  • 125g milk chocolate
  • 25g or 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp double heavy cream

For Decoration

  • 25g or 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
  • 25g melted dark chocolate

Method:

  1. Lightly grease and line the base of 23 cm / 9inch round springform tin. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a small pan with the butter. Heat gently, stirring until melted and well combined.
  2. Place 100g / 7 tbsp of the caster sugar in a bowl with the egg yolks and whisk until pale and creamy. Add the melted chocolate mixture, beating until well combined.
  3. Sieve the cream of tartar and flour together and fold into the chocolate mixture with the ground almonds and almond flavoring extract.
  4. Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until standing in soft peaks. Add the remaining caster sugar and whisk for about 2 minutes by hand, or 45-60 seconds, if using an electric whisk, until thick and glossy. Fold the eggs whites into the chocolate mixture and spoon into tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C /375°F/Gas mark5, for 40 minutes until just springy to the touch. Let cool.
  5. Heat the topping ingredients in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Remove from the heat and beat for 2 minutes. Let chill for 30 minutes. Transfer the cake to a plate and spread with the topping. Scatter with the almonds and drizzle with melted chocolate. Leave to set for 2 hours before serving.

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