Make the sponge cake . First whisk the eggs and 140g sugar until light and fluffy
Gently fold in flour and cocoa powder
Pour batter into a prepared cake pan
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 25-30 mins
Meanwhile , melt the chocolate over a double boiler.
Add the whipping cream and butter to the melted chocolate and mix well .
Leave aside to cool .
Make the syrup . Bring water and sugar to a boil . Simmer until all sugar had dissolved .
Divide the syrup in half . Leave one to cool.
Add the flaked almonds in the remaing syrup and leave to soak for aboug 5 - 10 mins.
Drain the almonds and place them on a baking tray line with parchment paper . Toast the almonds in the oven until golden brown . Or you can also do it on a pan over low heat .
Cut the sponge cake into 2 or 3 layers
Moisten each layer with the remaining syrup.
Fill each layer with whipped cream
Frost the cake well .
Cover the sides of the cake with the almonds .
Drizzle the chocolate ganache over the cake .
Chill before serving
You can decorated the top as you like