Chocolate Amaretti Cake

Recipe by Boomette
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 34
    cup bittersweet chocolate or 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1
    cup slivered almonds
  • 2
    ounces amaretti cookies (1 cup, the baby size)
  • 12
    cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 23
    cup sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons orange peel (grated)
  • 4
    large eggs
  • unsweetened cocoa powder, for sifting
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9-inch springform pan the nonstick spray.
  • Refrigerate.
  • Microwave the chocolate until melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds, for about 1 minute.
  • Combine the almonds and cookies in processor.
  • Pulse until the almonds and cookies are finely ground.
  • Transfer the nut mixture to a medium bowl.
  • Add the butter and sugar to the processor and blend until creamy and smooth.
  • Add the grated orange peel and pulse briefly, until incorporated.
  • Add the eggs 1 at a time.
  • Blend until the eggs are incorporated.
  • Clean the sides of the mixing bowl and blend again.
  • Add the nut mixture and melted chocolate.
  • Pulse until blended.
  • Clean the sides of the bowl.
  • Blend again.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake until the center puffs and a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
  • Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the cake to a platter.
  • Sift the cocoa powder over and serve.
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