Thursday, 21 March 2013

Easter chocolate torte

200g dark chocolate
100g unsalted butter
100g light soft brown sugar
2tsp vanilla extract
150g ground almonds
4 med eggs,separated
cocoa powder and chocolate mini eggs,to decorate

Preheat oven to 160c/fan 150c/gas 3.Lightly grease and base line a 20cm spring form cake tin.
Break the chocolate into a bowl and melt over gently simmering water.Leave to cool slightly.
Meanwhile,in a large bowl beat together the butter,sugar and vanilla.Add he ground almonds and
egg yolks and beat together.Add the melted chocolate and keep stirring until mixed together.In another
bowl,whisk the egg whites until stiff and carefully fold into the chocolate mixture until everything is mixed
together.Spoon into the tin and bake for 25 mins until mixture is cooked and set-it will still be slightly gooey.
Leave to cool.Lightly dust with cocoa powder and decorate the top with your mini eggs.

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