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Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

Rich and chocolatey with a light nutty flavor.

FlourlessChocAlmond

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake
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Serves: 12
Rich and chocolatey with a light nutty flavor.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (skinned) almonds, toasted
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 cup sugar, divided
  • ¾ cup butter or margarine
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • ⅛ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Place almonds and 1 Tbsp of sugar in the bowl of food processor. Process to a fine grind and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter, stir in the cocoa and cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat the egg yolks with ¾ cup of sugar until pale yellow in color. Add cocoa mixture and salt, mix well then add ground almonds.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until foamy.
  5. Gradually add remaining ¼ cup sugar, beating until whites are stiff, but not dry. Then add about ¼ of the egg whites to chocolate mixture and gently fold in. Gradually fold in the remaining egg whites.
  6. Pour into a large greased cake pan (or 2 small pans) and bake at 375°F for 40-45 minutes or until set.

 

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