Chocolate Almond Rum Cake

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

How to Make Chocolate Almond Rum Cake

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.

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About Chocolate Almond Rum Cake

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



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