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Chocolate Almond Cake

Chocolate Almond Cake

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 40

Total Time : 60

Ingredients

Serves 8

  • cocoa powder 3 tbsp

  • instant coffee powder 1 tsp

  • milk 1/2 cups

  • oil 3 tbsp

  • plain flour (maida) 3/4 cups

  • baking powder 1/2 tsp

  • baking soda 1/2 tsp

  • powdered sugar 3/4 cups

  • salt 1 pinch

  • roasted Almonds 10-15 nos

  • For icing :heavy cream cold (355ml) 1 1/2 cups

  • powdered sugar (60g) 1/2 cups

  • vanilla extract (5ml) 1 tsp

  • For chocolate ganache: fresh cream 1/2 cups

  • chopped dark chocolate 1/2 cups

  • butter optional 1 tsp

  • Other Ingredients sugar syrup 1/4 cups

Directions

  • 01

    For the chocolate spongeCombine the instant coffee powder and ¼ cup of warm water in a small bowl and mix well.

  • 02

    Combine the milk, oil and coffee-water mixture in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk. Keep aside.

  • 03

    Sieve the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a deep bowl and mix well.

  • 04

    Add the milk mixture and 2 tbsp of water and fold gently using a spatula.

  • 05

    Pour the batter into a greased tin lined with butter paper and dusted with plain flour.

  • 06

    Tap it slightly to even out the mixture.

  • 07

    Bake it in a preheated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 40 minutes. Keep aside to cool completely.

  • 08

    For the chocolate ganacheHeat the fresh cream in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.Switch off the flame, add the chocolate, wait for 2 minutes.

  • 09

    Mix very well using a flat spoon, till the mixture is smooth.

  • 10

    Keep aside to cool completely.

  • 11

    Demould the cake on a flat surface and cut into two equal parts horizontally.

  • 12

    Sprinkle a little the sugar syrup on the inner side of the cake slices.

  • 13

    Spread little whipped cream on the lower half and spread it evenly using a palette knife.

  • 14

    Sandwich with the other halve of the cake, with the soaked part facing upwards and press it lightly.

  • 15

    Spread the remaining ganache evenly on top and at the sides of the cake with the help of a palette knife, to cover the cake.

  • 16

    Pour the chocolate ganache on the top of the cake.

  • 17

    Now toping some chopped almond's and dark chocolate over the cake and it's ready to serve enjoy!

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