Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chocolate Cake

 - well it is Valentine's Day.... not that we get into that kind of nonsense here - sadly...

Flourless Chocolate Cake

125g butter - chopped roughly
250g dark chocolate - chopped roughly
5 eggs - separated
230g caster sugar
250g ground almonds

Pre-heat the oven to 180c. Grease and line a 22cm round cake tin with baking paper
Put butter and sugar into a heat-proof bowl over simmering water. Stir until combined, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Whisk yolks and sugar together until creamy.

Add ground almonds and chocolate to the egg mixture, stirring until combined.

Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form. Stir gently into chocolate mixture.
Pour batter into the cake tin. Bake about 1 1/2 hours until cooked through.
Leave cake in the pan for about 5 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack till cooled completely.

You can ice this cake if you want - I'm finding that my sweet tooth is changing - icing would be too much for me. This cake is light, moist and keeps really well.

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