Thursday, September 25, 2008

Yet Another Recipe

Woo hoo! I am turning into a super housewife ~ some one wants the cake recipe, too!

Queen of Sheba cake

250g ( half a pound)dark chocolate, chopped

1505 (2/3 cup) caster sugar

150g unsalted butter ( about 5 ounces)

1 tablespoon brandy

1 tablesppon freshly brewed coffee

125g ( one quarter of a pound) of ground almonds

5 eggs, separated

Topping - 200g dark chocolate chopped, 60g unsalted butter, chopped

Combine chocolate, sugar, butter, brandy, coffee in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until chocolate melted and mixture smooth, stir in ground almonds. Whisk in egg yolks, one at a time, until well combined.

Beat egg whites until firm. Fold into chocolate mixture. Spoon into a greased 20 cm ( 8inch) square tin then bake in a moderate oven 45-50 minutes until cake is firm to touch but still soft in the centre. Cool.

For the topping, combine chocolate and butter in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir occasionally until smooth. Cool for 15-20 minutes or until thickened, then pour over cake. Stand at room temperature until set. Refrigerate.


Mary G said...

Perfect! Guess what DH will have as his bday cake in 2 weeks?

THANKS! Let me know how you liked the biscotti .... my kids can't get enough of that particular recipe (with or without the choc chips)

Greg said...

I can tell I'm going to have to make this - and now I'm in my own place and so won't have to cart flour around moving, I'll do A's microwave chocolate pudding too! Yum can't wait. Plus it's a good excuse to buy brandy :)

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Love love love ground almonds!!!