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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Rich Flourless Chocolate Cake

It's that special day when all Mothers are made to feel like the million dollars that we know we are, right?
Well I hope that you have all enjoyed your day so far and as a little Mother's Day gift from me to you, here is the recipe for a very rich, and truly delicious, flourless chocolate cake, that is always sure to please everyone.
You will need :

160g good quality dark chocolate
Pinch of salt
160g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes. If you use salted butter simply omit the pinch of salt.
4 eggs, separated
120g caster sugar
160g ground almonds

1. Grease and line a 23cm tin. You will notice my heart shaped tin has made another appearance here.

2. Pre heat the oven to 180c / 160c fan / gas 4.
3. Combine the chocolate and salt in a heat proof basin and place over a pan of simmering water until the chocolate has melted. Once melted turn off the heat but leave the bowl on top of the pan of water. Pop the cubed butter into the melted chocolate and allow to melt, but avoid stirring just yet.


4. In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites to form soft peaks. Add the caster sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

5. Now stir the chocolate mixture gently until the butter has melted. Remove the bowl from the pan. Using your whisk beat the egg yolks into the chocolate mixture, one at a time. Gently fold in the egg white, until just blended.

6. Lightly fold in the ground almonds and pour the mixture into the prepare cake tin.

7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer placed in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before removing from the tin.
Enjoy your Mother's Day celebrations and I hope you are pampered and fussed over, and feel as loved as you know you are.


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