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Nanou's chocolate cake

Nanou's chocolate cake

A moist melting cake, very very chocolaty...

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Last modified on: June 22th 2013

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How long does it take?

Fulfillment
PreparationCookingStart to finish
50 min.55 min.1 hour 45 min.
Preservation:
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #1 Break 200 g chocolate into small pieces, and put them in a pan.
Stage 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.
Stage 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.
Stage 4
10 min.
Separate whites from yolks of 4 eggs (see how to on this video).

Then add yolks to butter-chocolate mixture...
Stage 5
2 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #5 ... and beat well to incorporate.
Stage 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.
Stage 7
5 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #7 Add these dry ingredients to the butter-chocolate-egg yolks mixture, and mix well.
Stage 8
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #8 You will obtain a rather stiff mixture, which is normal.
Stage 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.
Stage 10
1 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #10 Take a few tablespoons of egg white, and put them onto mixture.
Stage 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.
Stage 12
1 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #12 Pour this "lightened" mixture into remaining egg whites.
Stage 13
10 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #13 And start to fold in gently with a spatula or a maryse.
Stage 14
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #14 Incline the bowl to facilitate your work, you should end up with a mixture...
Stage 15
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #15 ... that's smooth and very chocolaty.
Stage 16
1 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #16 If you like, scatter some flaked almonds in the bottom of cake mould.
Stage 17
2 min.
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #17 Then pour mixture in.
Stage 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.
Stage 19
Nanou's chocolate cake : Photo of step #19 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.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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