A Melting Chocolate Cake

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So… This is what happened on the day that the Chocolate Mousse went so very wrong!

A Cake! How?

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One afternoon after a busy and chaotic day at work, I wanted to do an easy dessert for dinner as we had some friends over….so easy that in the middle of getting dinner ready I forgot to separate the egg whites and yolks and only realised it at the end when all seemed wrong and not a mousse consistency at all!

Looking at the mixture that had the perfect taste and also considering the good quality ingredients and how expensive they were I gave my self some time to think what could I do with it!

A Cake of course!

Quickly running into my baking cupboard I found some almond flour and baking powder, I prepared a 20 cm baking tin with some butter and flour and after 10-12 minutes in the oven we had a super moist and melt on the centre chocolate cake still served with almonds and berries on top!

Full recipe below.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp of brown sugar 
  • 200 g of dark chocolate ((I used Lindt cooking 70% cocoa)
  • 1 tbsp of butter 
  • 100 g almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla bean paste or vanilla flavour (optional)

To Serve (optional)

Toasted almonds or hazelnuts, walnuts go very well with it as well and some raspberries or other berries.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pre-heat the oven to 170 ºC. Grease and flour a 20 cm loose bottom baking tin. 
  • Place the chocolate and the butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (bain-marie). Stir until melted. Remove the bowl from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile in a bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar until a dark yellow and fluffy mixture is obtained.
  • Add the melted chocolate to the eggs and sugar mixture and mix until all is incorporated. Add the vanilla if using.
  • Carefully fold in the almond flour and baking powder without over mixing.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-12 min. The idea is that the cake has an uncooked centre.
  • Serve with berries and toasted nuts or even with a bit of a vanilla ice cream.

 

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