|Posted by Bee & John on June 19, 2010 at 3:29 AM|
Only 3 words to describe this.... "This Is Fantastic!!"
It isn't a cheap cake to make, with 250g of chocolate AND 250g of Almonds and 6 eggs! But... compared to something similar from a bakery VERY cheap! It would have cost me around $7 - but something similar from a bakery would cost easily $20-25. My cake cut into 16 small but very adequate pieces - for which I would have paid, very happily, $2-3 at a bakery.... 16x$3=$48 - when you look at it that way... $7 is not expensive at ALL!!
And VERY quick to put together! Yummo!
I didn't HAVE 6 eggs, only 4 - but it turned out still delicious!! Rich but not heavy, tasty but healthy.
I made it again the next day!!! yes, the whole cake dissapeared. We had some ourselves, we took some to a demo, we took some for morning tea and sent the rest home with a couple of daughters.
This next time, i put in the 6 eggs the recipe calls for. With only 4 eggs it was a little like a brownie with a slightly crunchy top. With 6 eggs it was softer and more cake/mudcake like. Yummmmmmmmmmo! I cut it into 24 pieces this time... they were more than big enough. 24 pieces for a cake is a reasonably economical cake I think.
HINT: the almonds are still in small pieces - if you don't want it too obviously nutty, mill them for a few seconds longer
HINT: use a large pan = cooks quicker when it isn't as high
Even better a few days to a week later!!