Chocolate And Almond Cake
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Serves: 8-10
 
Ingredients
  • 110g dark chocolate (at least 70% - 75% cocoa solids) - grated
  • 110g ground almonds
  • 110g butter (room temperature)
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 4 large eggs separated
  • 175g self rising flour (sifted)
  • 175g dark chocolate broken up
  • 1 rounded tablespoon crême fraiche
  • A few toasted almonds to decorate the top
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 7.
  2. Grate the chocolate and put to one side.
  3. Measure out the almonds, sugar, butter and flour.
  4. Separate the eggs and after beating the egg yolks set to one side.
  5. Cream the butter and caster sugar until light and creamy.
  6. Add the beaten egg yolks a spoonful at a time and make sure they are amalgamated before adding the next spoonful.
  7. Add the almonds, milk and grated chocolate and mix together well.
  8. Whisk the egg whites until soft peak consistency.
  9. Fold these into the mixture very gently so that you don’t lose any air from the mixture.
  10. Finally add the sifted flour – again very carefully and mix well.
  11. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin.
  12. Place in the middle of the oven and turn down the gas to gas mark 3.
  13. Bake for 1 hour 5 – 10 minutes.
  14. Check the cake is baked by making sure the stabbing prong is dry when you insert and pull out.
  15. Leave in tin for 5 minutes to cool.
  16. Place on a rack to cool.
Recipe by Doe's Kitchen at http://doeskitchen.com/chocolate-and-almond-cake/