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Chocolate Almond Cake

Chocolate Almond Cake

This sinfully rich chocolate  pleases crowds of all ages whether you’re hosting a dinner or sharing a good time with friends. — don’t expect leftovers! I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t love a chocolate cake. It’s also one of those classic recipe everyone should have at least one variation of and this Chocolate almond cake is a pretty great one.

This Chocolate cake is a European-style cake that contains little or no flour, although sometimes containing ground nuts. It is a rustic looking cake that has a rich chocolate flavor, and a soft, almost pudding-like texture. I love how just a few simple ingredients thrown together can create such an impact, both visually and taste wise.

Eating this cake the day it is made gives you an intense chocolate flavor with a smooth and soft texture. Personally I prefer to bake my cake a day before serving, refrigerating it overnight gives the torte fudge like texture.Cholocate Alomd Cake

Chocolate Almond Cake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • orange juice, finely grated
  • 6 oz/ 175 grams Unsalted Butter
  • 31/2 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • 4 large Eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch Salt
  • ½ cup blanched almonds toasted and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon confectioner's sugar, sifted to decorate
Instructions
  1. Put raisins in a small bowl, add the orange juice, and let it soak for 20 minutes.
  2. Line a deep 10- inch round cake pan with wax paper and grease the paper; set aside.

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  3. Melt butter and chocolate together in a small pan over medium heat (double broiler) keep stirring. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

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  4. In a electric mixer beat eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

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  5. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture.

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  6. Sift the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt. Add to the choclate and egg mixture.

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  7. Add orange rind and raisins

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  8. add almonds and fold everything together.

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  9. Spoon the mixture into the pre greased pan. Bake in a preheated oven, 350 F / 180 C, for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

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  10. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes then remove and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.

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Chocolate Almond Cake Recipe

By Richa Published: December 15, 2012

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 10 mins

This sinfully rich chocolate  pleases crowds of all ages whether you’re hosting a dinner or sharing a good time with …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put raisins in a small bowl, add the orange juice, and let it soak for 20 minutes. Line a deep 10- inch round cake pan with wax paper and grease the paper; set aside.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate together in a small pan over medium heat (double broiler) keep stirring. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. In a electric mixer beat eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture.
  5. Sift the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt. Add to the choclate and egg mixture.
  6. Add orange rind and raisins
  7. add almonds and fold everything together.
  8. Spoon the mixture into the pre greased pan. Bake in a preheated oven, 350 F / 180 C, for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  9. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes then remove and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.
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3 Comments

  1. This looks so good!!

  2. I’m goin to try this recipe,Its perfect for the holiday season…..Richa post some recipes for cupcakes…lol

  3. if i taste it i will appreciate very very much – waiting to get the taste

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