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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Serve with apple slices and toasted almonds.


1 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon + 1 cup sugar, divided
3/4 cup(1-1/2 sticks) butter
1/2 cup cocoa
5 eggs, separated
1/8 teaspoon salt
Additional sliced almonds
Apple slices

Preheat oven 375F.

Place toasted almonds and 1 Tablespoon of sugar in the bowl of food processor.

Process to a fine grind and set aside. Melt the butter, stir in the cocoa and cool.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat the egg yolks with 3/4 C sugar until pale yellow in color. Add cocoa mixture and salt. Mix well. Add ground almonds.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add remaining l/4 C sugar, beating until whites are stiff, but not dry.

Add about l/4 of the egg whites to chocolate mixture and stir to blend.

Gradually fold in remaining egg whites.

Pour into prepared, greased 10" tube pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Un-mold and remove bottom.

Cool completely. When ready to serve, decorate with apple slices and almonds and drizzle with honey. Serves 12.

Nutritional info per serving: 380 calories, 9g protein, 31g carbohydrates 24g fat, 110 mg cholesterol, 150g sodium

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