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Mother’s Day Recipes – Mother’s Day Cake

Mother’s Day Recipes – Mother’s Day Cake

SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY CAKE

INGREDIENTS:
Cake Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups Almonds; Skinned
6 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate; Chopped
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
6 oz. unsalted Butter
6 large Eggs; Yolks and Whites Separated
1 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice

Icing Ingredients:
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
2 tsp. Instant Espresso or Coffee Powder
8 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate; Chopped

DIRECTIONS:
Toast almonds in a single layer on a cookie sheet in a 350
degree oven for about 15-minutes or until the almonds are
lightly colored and fragrant. Make sure to shake the pan
occasionally to turn almonds while toasting.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 9-inch
spring form pan with a non-stick cooking spray. Dust lightly
with flour or very fine, dry bread crumbs. Shake out any
excess and set prepared pan aside. Warm chopped chocolate
in the top of a small double boiler over warm water set at
moderate heat. Cover until partially melted, then stir until
smooth. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Reserve 1/2
cup sugar and place the remaining 1/4 cup sugar with the
almonds in a food processor or blender and chop until nuts
are fine and powdery. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat the butter until soft. Add 1/4
cup of sugar and reserve the remaining 1/4 cup sugar for
use later. Beat sugar and butter until thoroughly combined.
Add the egg yolks, one at a time, and continue to beat until
smooth. Add the melted chocolate and blend on low speed until
combined. Add almonds and continue to beat mixture on a low
speed setting.

In a clean bowl with clean beaters, beat the egg whites with
salt and lemon juice. Start on low speed and gradually
increase until the egg whites hold a soft shape. Reduce speed
again and add remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Then on high speed,
beat egg whites to soft peaks. Gently fold the egg whites into
the chocolate mixture about one-third at a time until blended.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared spring form pan an
quickly rotate to level the batter. Bake for 20-minutes at
375 degrees, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue to
bake an additional 50-minutes. Remove cake from pan when cooled,
after about 1-hour.

To prepare the icing, scald the heavy cream in a saucepan
over medium heat until a thin skin forms on the top. Add the
espresso or coffee powder and whisk to dissolve. Add the
chocolate and whisk to dissolve, for about a minute or two.
Remove from heat and continue to stir to finish melting the
chocolate. Let icing cool for about 15-minutes, then pour
over the top of the cake, starting at the center. Gently push
the icing with a spatula over the sides to dribble down the
cake. Top with shaved chocolate, or whipped cream just prior
to serving. A fresh strawberry is an optional garnish with
each served slice.

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May 8, 2009 - Posted by | Baking, Cake Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Events, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , ,

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