Chocolate cake with buttercream – found on Pinterest; originally
from Half Baked Harvest
Oh thank goodness. Thank goodness it’s National Chocolate Cake Day today. I had no idea this day even existed, but thanks to me eye spying Kate Spade tweeting about it on Twitterdom last night, I am very pleased to announce that it’s true.
And not a day too early as far as I’m concerned, seeing as I had a superiorly rotten day yesterday. Cake is the answer. Cake brings friends together, it makes sure tea is brewing.. and magically, it heals wounds.
Gem brought me chocolate cake yesterday – she’d made it herself. She’s clever. This recipe is not for the cake above (you can find that recipe here) but its for an amazingly easy, delicious, rich and luxuriously chocolatey Nigella recipe. There are 5 ingredients and 4 stages. When I say easy, I mean easy, with a capital peasy.
Flourless Chocolate and Almond Cake
200g plain chocolate
200g ground almonds
1. Melt the chocolate and butter together, then mix in the almonds. Set aside to cool a little.
2. Separate 4 of the eggs. Mix 1 whole egg and 4 yolks with the sugar. Blend this with the chocolatey mixture.
3. Beat the 4 remaining egg whites until they are stiff. Using a metal spoon, carefully fold the egg whites into the chocolatey mixture.
4. Pour into a non-stick spring-form baking tin and bake at 175-180 for 45 mins.
That’s all there is to it. If you make it, please let me know how you get on.. and of course, feel free to post me a slice…
One more thing, if you love the gooey deliciousness of the picture above as much as me, you can see the rest of the chocolatey pics I’ve been dribbling over here on my Pinterest board.
For now, I wish you a very happy National Chocolate Cake Day and a tip-top-tastic Monday.