Chocolate Amaretti Cake

Chocolate Amaretti Cake

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 35

Total Time : 50

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • butter-flavored cooking spray

  • 3⁄4 cup bittersweet chocolate or 3⁄4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1cup slivered almonds

  • 2ounces amaretti cookies (1 cup, the baby size)

  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)

  • 2⁄3 cup sugar

  • 2teaspoons orange peel (grated)

  • 4large eggs

  • unsweetened cocoa powder, for sifting

Directions

  • 01

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • 02

    Spray a 9-inch springform pan the nonstick spray.

  • 03

    Refrigerate.

  • 04

    Microwave the chocolate until melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds, for about 1 minute.

  • 05

    Combine the almonds and cookies in processor.

  • 06

    Pulse until the almonds and cookies are finely ground.

  • 07

    Transfer the nut mixture to a medium bowl.

  • 08

    Add the butter and sugar to the processor and blend until creamy and smooth.

  • 09

    Add the grated orange peel and pulse briefly, until incorporated.

  • 10

    Add the eggs 1 at a time.

  • 11

    Blend until the eggs are incorporated.

  • 12

    Clean the sides of the mixing bowl and blend again.

  • 13

    Add the nut mixture and melted chocolate.

  • 14

    Pulse until blended.

  • 15

    Clean the sides of the bowl.

  • 16

    Blend again.

  • 17

    Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • 18

    Bake until the center puffs and a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

  • 19

    Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes.

  • 20

    Transfer the cake to a platter.

  • 21

    Sift the cocoa powder over and serve.

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