Nanou's chocolate cake


Nanou's chocolate cake
A moist melting cake, very very chocolaty...
242,6493.6/5 for 49 ratings
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Last modified on: June 22th 2013

For 1 cake, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
50 min.55 min.1 hour 45 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.

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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,767 Kcal or 19,958 Kj56 gr450 gr305 gr
238 %22 %42 %46 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
465 Kcal or 1,947 Kj5 gr44 gr30 gr
23 %2 %4 %5 %
Per cake
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
4,767 Kcal or 19,958 Kj56 gr450 gr305 gr
238 %22 %42 %46 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Brigitte.

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Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fruit crumble, Mirlitons, Santiago Cake, Almond dacquoise, Stuffed prunes, ... All

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