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So… This is what happened on the day that the Chocolate Mousse went so very wrong!
A Cake! How?
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.
- 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.
- 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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