Saturday, 2 June 2012

Simple Sophisticated Chocolate Cake

Simple and sophisticated 
You should keep this recipe in your Top 10 file and use when  guests are coming or when you need to bring something. It is simple, yet elegant. If you add an extra topping such as blueberry sauce it will truly be unforgettable.

Ingredients:
340 grams chocolate (use 66%)
60 grams butter
285 grams egg white (about 8 eggs)
100 grams sugar
2 egg yolks
60 grams flour
30 grams almond powder

Mix in egg white to the chocolate in portions
1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over hot water. Chop the butter into small pieces and gradually add to the chocolate. Mix using a spatula. Make sure the butter melts each time before adding more.

2. Sift the flour and almond powder together in a bowl.

3. Whip the egg whites and gradually add the sugar in portions. 

12 cm baking circles on top of silicon sheets
4. Add some of the egg white to the chocolate mixture and mix with spatula. Add the yolk and mix. Add flour mixture. Add in the remaining egg white and mix thoroughly. 

5 Pour into a baking pan. I have used baking circles on top of a silicon sheet. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 8 minutes then reduce to 180 degrees Celsius for about another 15 minutes.  Adjust baking time based on the size of the pan you use. 
Don't let the cakes become too browned


Sprinkle with powdered sugar before slicing

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