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    Irish Whiskey and Chocolate Cake

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    2 hrs 25 mins

    25 mins

    2 hrs

    tornadoes three's Note:

    Oooh! This is decadent and devilish. It is a pretty cake, that is good for parties. I like to serve it around the holidays.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F Butter and flour 8-inch-diameter spring form pan.
    2. 2
      Boil 1/2 cup whiskey in small saucepan until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 2 minutes. Combine bittersweet chocolate, espresso powder mixture, and 1/4 cup boiled whiskey in small metal bowl. Place bowl over saucepan of simmering water; stir until mixture is smooth. Remove bowl from over water. Finely grind almonds with 2 tablespoons flour in processor.
    3. 3
      Using electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup butter and 6 tablespoons vanilla sugar in medium bowl until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks 1 at a time, then sea salt. Fold in chocolate mixture, then ground almond mixture. Using clean dry beaters, beat egg whites in another bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into batter alternately with remaining 4 tablespoons flour in 3 additions. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
    4. 4
      Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool in pan on rack 30 minutes. Remove pan sides and cool cake completely.
    5. 5
      Combine semisweet chocolate and remaining 2 tablespoons whiskey in small metal bowl. Place bowl over saucepan of simmering water and stir until smooth. Remove bowl from over water. Add remaining 1/4 cup butter to chocolate mixture, 1 small piece at a time, whisking until each piece is melted before adding next. Place bowl over larger bowl of ice water. Using electric mixer, beat icing until thickened to spreadable consistency, about 1 minute. Spread icing over top and sides of cake.
    6. 6
      DO AHEAD Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover with cake dome and let stand at room temperature.

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    Nutritional Facts for Irish Whiskey and Chocolate Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (120 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 373.3
     
    Calories from Fat 266
    71%
    Total Fat 29.6 g
    45%
    Saturated Fat 15.6 g
    78%
    Cholesterol 166.7 mg
    55%
    Sodium 60.4 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.8 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 0.6 g
    2%
    Protein 6.0 g
    12%

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