A gluten free and really chocolaty treat for Valentine’s day
I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s day, I just don’t like these celebrations that tell you on that particular day you should do this or that. Celebrating love and friendship shouldn’t be dictated and surely be something we share everyday without even thinking about it. But, if you are still looking for a little treat, then here you have it a gluten free and really chocolaty treat for Valentine’s day.
40 g cocoa powder
70 g dark chocolate (at least 70%)
70 g unsalted butter
6 eggs (2 whole, and 4 separated into whites and egg yolks)
70 g ground almonds
150 g of caster sugar
A pinch of salt
8″ cake tin lined with baking paper
pre-heat oven at 180º C
Melt your chocolate and butter over a bain marie. Whisk your egg yolks and 2 whole eggs with 120 g of caster sugar to a thick white consistency, then mix in your ground almonds and cocoa powder. Add this mixture to your melted chocolate and butter.
Whisk your egg whites and pinch of salt with the rest of the caster sugar (30 g) to snowy peaks. Slowly fold your whites to your chocolaty mix until completely incorporated. Then pour into your cake tin and cook for 25 minutes (if the end of your knife comes clear, your cake is cooked).
Yes, it is as simple as that.
Tip: when your cake is completely cool, dust the top with cocoa powder and savour with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
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