Chocolate Almond Rum Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Almond Rum Cake

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Ingredients

8 oz
chocolate, dark cooking
1/3 c
rum
8 oz
butter, unsalted
1 c
confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp
confectioners' sugar
6
eggs, separated
1 c
almonds, ground
3/4 c
flour

ICING INGREDIENTS

4 oz
chocolate, dark cooking
4 oz
butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp
rum
1 c
almonds, flaked

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt chocolate and rum over hot water; cool, do not allow to set.
2
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add egg yolks gradually; beat well, then transfer mix to large bowl.
3
Stir in chocolate mix and almonds.
4
Beat egg whites until firm peaks form; add extra sugar and beat until dissolved.
5
Fold egg whites and sifted flour gradually into chocolate mix; spread into well-greased deep round cake tin which has base lined with greased, grease-proof paper.
6
Bake in 350 oven for 50 minutes; stand five minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool.
7
When cold, spread top and side with chocolate icing.
8
Toast flaked almonds five minutes in moderate oven and cool; press toasted, flaked almonds around top and side.
9
Icing: Melt chocolate, butter and rum together over hot water; stir until smooth and then cool until thick and spreadable.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy