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1/2 cups almonds
1/3 cup flour
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar, divided
7 eggs, separated
Confectioners sugar for garnish
a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom
with waxed paper.
a food processor, finely chop the almonds. Add
flour and pulse 10 - 15 seconds. Set aside.
chocolate in a small glass dish and microwave
on high 1 minute. Stir. If the chocolate is
not completely smooth, microwave for additional
time. Allow to cool slightly.
an electric mixer, beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar
until fluffy. Add yolks, one at a time. Continue
beating about 2 minutes until smooth.Stir
in ground almonds.
an electric mixer, in another bowl, beat egg
whites to soft peaks.
1/2 cup sugar and beat an additional 1 - 2 minutes
until stiff peaks form.
1/4 of the egg whites into the chocolate batter.
Gently fold in the remaining whites.
batter into prepared pan. Bake 40 minutes until
tester inserted in center comes out clean.
in pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the
cake to loosen. Release the sides of the pan
and cool completely. Transfer to a platter and
sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
2001-2002 Sandra Laux