Soft Chocolate And Amaretto Cake

Rich, velvety, smooth chocolate cake with a hint of amaretto syrup. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Soft Chocolate And Amaretto Cake
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 140 g dark chocolate, min 70% cocoa
  2. 60 g butter
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 30 g caster sugar
  5. 15 g ground almonds
  6. 1 tsp amaretto syrup
  7. cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and dust with a flour a cake tin.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl, set over a saucepan of simmering water.
  3. Remove the bowl and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl whisk the egg yolks and sugar until thick and creamy.
  5. Add melted chocolate, almonds and amaretto syrup to the egg yolk mixture. Mix well.
  6. In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until thick and glossy and gently stir in to the egg yolks mixture.
  7. Pour batter in prepared tin and bake for 15 minutes. Do not overcook. The top should be firm but the centre still slightly gooey.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave to cool ideally overnight. Dust the cake with cocoa.
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