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Your guests will be WOWED with this recipe adapted from "Chocolate Holidays: Unforgettable Desserts for Every Season" by Alice Medrich






  • SERVING/YIELD
    12


  • PREP TIME









  • COOK TIME









  • LEVEL

    Medium



  • BLESSING
    Unknown


  • RECIPE
    #23599

























INGREDIENTS













  • ¼ cup blanched whole almonds










  • 3 Tbsp matzo cake meal










  • 9 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate










  • 1 cup unsalted butter










  • 6 eggs










  • ⅔ cup sugar










  • 1½ tsp grated orange peel










  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar










  • ⅛ tsp salt










  • ¼ cup powdered sugar










  1. In a food processor, chop almonds and matzo meal until finely ground



  2. Melt together chocolate and butter, then cool



  3. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until foamy



  4. Then beat egg whites on high speed, adding 1/3 cup of sugar, until stiff peaks form



  5. In a large bowl, add yolks, orange peel, brown sugar, salt and remaining 1/3 cup of sugar



  6. On high speed, beat egg yolk mixture 2 minutes



  7. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat chocolate mixture into egg yolk mixture



  8. Gently fold almond mixture and one-fourth of egg whites into egg yolk mixture, then fold in remaining egg whites



  9. As usual, when working with stiff egg whites, fold VERY gently and only until the mixtures are barely incorporated together



  10. Transfer batter into ungreased 9-inch springform pan



  11. Bake 35-40 minutes at 375 degrees or until a toothpick inserted 1 1/2 inches from edge of pan comes out almost clean



  12. Cool cake in pan on wire rack



  13. Run a knife around the edge of the pan and remove the sides of the springform pan



  14. Transfer the cake to a serving dish and sprinkle with powdered sugar















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Reviewed by CakeLadyRifka
May 30, 2012
 

No need to wait until Pesach to make this absolutely devine cake. All I heard around the table was "WOW"!!!

 
 
 
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