Chocolate and Almond Cake
Lindt Excellence Dark 70% Bar 100g
- 100 g butter
- 100 g caster sugar
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 180 g Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate, chopped
- 100 g ground almonds
- 25 g plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- To serve:
- Chocolate ganache, see Chocolatier’s Tip
Preheat the oven to 175C/155 Fan. Grease and line a 20 cm springform cake tin.
In an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Put the chopped chocolate in a heat-proof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Sift the ground almonds and flour into the butter mixture. Mix in the melted chocolate.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until you have soft peaks and fold into the batter.
Pour into the prepared tin and bake for around 25 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Cut into slices and serve either on its own or drizzled with chocolate ganache.
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