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Chocolate and Almond Cake

This is a great recipe - it makes a fantastic cake that is eaten as soon as its made...

  • Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 4


  • 300g Fairtrade dark chocolate
    100g ground almonds
    175g butter (softened)
    Fairtrade cocoa powder for dusting
    175g Fairtrade sugar
    1 tbsp mixed spice
    25g plain flour (sieved)
    6 eggs (separated)


  1. After separating the eggs, cream together the egg yolks and 130g of the sugar until they become light and fluffy.
  2. Mix together the ground almonds, flour and mixed spices. Whisk the egg whites and remaining sugar to stiff peaks.
  3. # Melt the chocolate with the butter and leave to cool. # Mix the melted chocolate and butter with the egg yolk mixture. Then fold in the whipped egg whites, starting with 1/3 of the mix followed by the rest. Finally, gradually fold in the flour mix, making sure that the batter remains light and aerated. Pour the finished batter into the cake tin and bake for approximately 1 hour or until the cake becomes firm and springy to the touch, when lightly pressed in the middle.

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