Nanou's chocolate cake

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #1
    Break 200 g chocolate into small pieces, and put them in a pan.
  2. 5 min.Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #2
    Add 200 g butter cut in pieces, cover and put on very gentle heat, or in a bain-marie, to dissolve.
  3. 2 min.Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #3
    When butter and chocolate are melted, mix with a whisk to obtain an homogeneous mixture.
  4. 10 min.
    Separate whites from yolks of 4 eggs (see how to on this video).

    Then add yolks to butter-chocolate mixture...
  5. 2 min.Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #5
    ... and beat well to incorporate.
  6. 3 min.Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #6
    Sieve together 200 g icing sugar, 100 g ground almonds and 75 g flour, to mix.
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    Add these dry ingredients to the butter-chocolate-egg yolks mixture, and mix well.
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    You will obtain a rather stiff mixture, which is normal.
  9. 5 min.Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #9
    Preheat oven to 180°C ou 356°F.

    Beat white eggs, and when stiff fold in 50 g caster sugar.
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    Take a few tablespoons of egg white, and put them onto mixture.
  11. 3 min.Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #11
    Incorporate these tablespoons of egg white into the mixt, to lighten it a little.
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    Pour this "lightened" mixture into remaining egg whites.
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    And start to fold in gently with a spatula or a maryse.
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    Incline the bowl to facilitate your work, you should end up with a mixture...
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    ... that's smooth and very chocolaty.
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    If you like, scatter some flaked almonds in the bottom of cake mould.
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    Then pour mixture in.
  18. 50 min.Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #18
    Put in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes. Check cooking after 30 minutes.
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    Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Remarks:

This cake should be very moist, so it's important not to overcook it. Watch carefully towards end of cooking time.

Source:

Brigitte

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