← Back to Search Results
baking
Chocolate Almond Cake

Photo by:
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

A dense, moist cake with a rich ganache topping.

Yield: Makes 8 servings
Prep time: 30 Mins
Cooking time: 25 Mins

Ingredients

  • 5 oz (125g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 10 tbsp butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • ½ cup almond flour (almond meal)
  • ½ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp brandy or rum
  • ¼ tsp almond extract

For the ganache:

  • 5 oz (150g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 tbsp butter

Special Equipment:

  • 8 in (20cm) springform cake pan

Directions

 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter an 8in (20cm) springform cake pan. Line with wax paper and dust with flour.

2. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from the heat and cool until tepid.

3. Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer for 3 minutes, until pale and creamy. One at a time, beat in the egg yolks, then the chocolate. Stir in the almonds, bread crumbs, baking powder, brandy, and almond extract.

4. Beat the egg whites in another bowl until they form soft peaks. Fold into the batter. Spread in the pan.

5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Invert and release the cake onto the rack set over a baking sheet. Remove the paper. Let cool completely.

6. To make the ganache, melt the butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Add the chocolate and stir until melted. Pour the ganache over the cake and spread over the top and sides with a metal spatula. Let the ganache set. Cut into slices and serve.

Notes

Freeze for up to 1 month


© 2008 Dorling Kindersley
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

546kcal (27%)
61mg (6%)
0mg (0%)
221mcg RAE (7%)
238mg
56mg
6g
38g
2g
51g
140mg (47%)
113mg (5%)
22g (109%)
38g (59%)
2mg (11%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

arthur-schwartzs-new-york-city-food Arthur Schwartz's New York ...
by Arthur Schwartz
a-new-way-to-cook A New Way to Cook
by Sally Schneider
david-rosengarten-entertains-fabulous-parties-for-food-lovers David Rosengarten Entertain...
by David Rosengarten
david-burkes-new-american-classics David Burke's New American ...
by David Burke, Judith Choate
once-upon-a-tart-soups-salads-muffins-and-more-from-new-york-citys-favorite-bakeshop-and-cafe Once Upon a Tart: Soups, Sa...
by Frank Mentesana, Jerome Audureau
bistro-cooking-at-home-more-than-150-classic-and-contemporary-dishes Bistro Cooking at Home: Mor...
by Gordon Hamersley
new-american-table New American Table
by Marcus Samuelsson
down-home-with-the-neelys-a-southern-family-cookbook Down Home with the Neelys: ...
by Gina Neely, Pat Neely
125-best-vegan-recipes 125 Best Vegan Recipes
by Maxine Effenson Chuck, Beth Gurney
lucid-food Lucid Food
by Louisa Shafia
urban-italian-simple-recipes-and-true-stories-from-a-life-in-food Urban Italian: Simple Recip...
by Andrew Carmellini
raos-cookbook Rao's Cookbook
by Frank Pellegrino
young-and-hungry-more-than-100-recipes-for-cooking-fresh-and-affordable-food-for-everyone Young and Hungry: More Than...
by Dave Lieberman
gluten-free-and-vegan-holidays Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays
by Jennifer Katzinger
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?