Thursday, 16 April 2009

No flour chocolate cake

250 g bitter/plain chocolate
2 tbsp milk
6 tbsp sugar
6 eggs separated
240 g ground almonds


(For some reason the hand written version of this recipe also has [butter & flour) written on the bottom of the left column of ingredients... possibly it means butter and flour the tin before you pour the stuff in)

Preheat oven, 180ºC.

  1. Melt the chocolate with the milk in a bain marie vel sim.
  2. Mix melted chocolate with almonds, sugar and egg yolks and beat well.
  3. Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites and pour into cake tin, preferably with removable base. [no size given...]
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 3/4 to one hour.
  5. When cool, turn out and sprinkle with caster sugar/icing sugar to decorate.
Icing:
125 g plain chocolate
50g unsalted butter
1 egg, beaten
175 g sifted icing sugar


  1. Melt chocolate and butter in bain marie
  2. Mix with wooden spoon
  3. Add egg and beat until smooth
  4. Remove mixture from heat.
  5. Stir in icing sugar and beat until smooth and glossy.
  6. Pour straight on for smooth thin icing or leave to cool for thicker icing (recommended)
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