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Rich Chocolate Cake

Yummy chocolate cake - Rich Chocolate Cake
Prep Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 150 gm Dark chocolate 5 oz)(chopped
  • 4 tbsp Water
  • 150 gm Butter 5 oz
  • 2/3 cup Caster sugar
  • 4 nos Eggs whites separated
  • 1 1/4 cups Almonds (ground) Badam
  • 1/2 cup Allpurpose flour sifted, Maida

For the Icing:

  • 185 gm Dark chocolate 6 oz)(broken into pieces
  • 2 tbsp Milk

Instructions
 

  • Line and grease 20 cm (8cm) cake tin.
  • Preheat oven to 160C or 325F.
  • Place the chocolate and water in a small pan (non-stick) and heat gently until melted. Cool slightly.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together, until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the chocolate.
  • Beat in the egg yolks.
  • Mix in the almonds and flour.
  • In another clean dry bowl, whisk the eggs whites, until stiff.
  • Fold into the cake mixture.
  • Pour the cake mixture into the cake tin and bake for approx 1 hr or till firm in the centre.
  • Leave in the tin for few mins before cooling on a wire rack.
  • For making the icing:- 1)Place the chocolate and milk in a small pan and heat gently, until melted, stirring occasionally.
  • :- Do not boil.
  • Stir, quite vigorously, till you get a smooth texture.
  • :- If the mixture is still too thick, add a bit more milk (1 tbsp at a time), till you get the right consistency.
  • Cool slightly, before pouring over the cake and spread evenly to coat completely.
  • Let the icing set for a few hours, before serving.
  • :- There is no need to add baking powder, the egg white itself acts as a raising agent. :- Remember that when buying dark chocolate, you must try to get the finest dark chocolate that is high in cocoa content. Go for Cadbury¦s Old Gold Dark Chocolate, if you¦re residing in Singapore you can get this chocolate at Cold Storage.
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