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The ultimate chocolate cake

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Serves 8

The most fugy, scrumptious chocolate cake! Great for birthday party's (usually none left, much to my dismay).

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Ingredients

  • 175g (6 oz) fine dark chocolate
  • 115g (4 oz) butter
  • 3 table spoons of water
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 140g (5 oz) caster sugar
  • 85g (3 oz) ground almonds
  • 55g (2 oz) self-raising flour (or 55g of normal flour but add a tea spoon of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • For topping (optional)
  • 115g (4oz) fine dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons of soured cream
  • Decoration (optional)
  • Flaked almonds

Method

    1. Set oven to 190c/375f/gas mark 5. Grease the cake tin, then cut out a circle of baking parchment and line the base of the tin with it (20cm/8in).
    2. Break the chocolate into a bowl. Stand it over a saucepan of simmering water and stir until all the chocolate has malted.
    3. Cut the butter into small pieces. Add the butter and water to the chocolate and stir until the butter has melted.
    4. Separate the eggs into two large bowls. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until they are thick and creamy.
    5. Stir the chocolate mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Add the ground almonds, sift in the flour and mix well
    6. Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks. Fold them, gently into the chocolate mixture.
    7. Put the mixture into the tin. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool for around 10-20 minutes then remove the cake and put it onto a wire rack
    8. MAKING THE TOPPING Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Remove from the heat and stir in the soured cream
    9. Spread the chocolate topping over the top of the cooled cake with a palette knife, then decorate it with flamed almonds.

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maeveella
17th Oct, 2011
sorry at the end of the recipe use flaked alomds on flamed oops!!
maeveella
17th Oct, 2011
i made this for my own birthday party and i made 3 of them and there was none left (there where only 20 people at the party including me!!).
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