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    Chocolate Amaretti Cake (Rachel Allen)

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    1 hr 15 mins

    30 mins

    45 mins

    Pets'R'us's Note:

    This is a delicious cake, from Rachel's Food For Living. Rachel gives 35 minutes baking time in her book, it takes a bit longer in my oven.

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.
    2. 2
      Line the base of a 20cm-diameter springform tin with greaseproof paper and butter the sides.
    3. 3
      Melt the chocolate in a bowl sitting over a saucepan of simmering water.
    4. 4
      Place the amaretti biscuits, almonds, sugar and orange zest in a food processor, then whizz until the biscuits and almonds are almost finely ground .(not too fine).
    5. 5
      Add the butter and eggs, whizz until blended, then add the melted chocolate and briefly whizz again until well combined.
    6. 6
      Pour into the prepared tin and pop straight in the oven.
    7. 7
      Cook for 35-45 minutes until the cake is puffed and slightly cracked around the edges.( test with a skewer after 35 minutes, it should come out clean)
    8. 8
      Remove and leave to sit for 15 minutes before carefully transferring to a plate.
    9. 9
      The top is quite crisp, and cracks easily, dust it with lots of icing sugar or cocoa powder before serving, to hide any imperfections.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 12, 2011


      This is so easy make and so impressive.Divine! I served it with a chantilly cream. It is a perfect dessert for a dinner party as it can be made a day or two in advance.Thanks Rachel.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Amaretti Cake (Rachel Allen)

    Serving Size: 1 (60 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 298.4
    Calories from Fat 203
    Total Fat 22.6 g
    Saturated Fat 10.9 g
    Cholesterol 95.7 mg
    Sodium 103.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    Sugars 18.0 g
    Protein 6.5 g

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