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Totally decadent flourless cake

assibams's picture

Ruth, this one's for you: This is a recipe I found in my new favorite cookbook, the recipe itself is by an Austrian actor, who frequents the restaurant the cookbook authors run on a regular (daily?) basis.


Karlsbacher Zimttorte "Pöschl"


250g (8 1/2 oz) butter
200g (7 oz) confectioner's (powdered) sugar
200g (7 oz) ground or finely chopped chocolate
6 eggs, separated
250g (8 1/2 oz) ground almonds
2-3 tsp ground cinnamon


Heat the oven to 360°F.


Beat the egg whites to almost stiff peaks. Set aside in a cool place.


Cream the butter, then add the sugar and yolks. Stir in the chocolate and cinnamon.


Carefully fold the egg whites and almonds into the dough.


Put the dough into a 10x13 baking form and bake until done - IIRC I baked it for 40 minutes.


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divinemom5's picture

(post #63448, reply #1 of 8)

That sounds divine! And my daughter that has Celiac can have it, so I plan on making it very soon!

assibams's picture

(post #63448, reply #2 of 8)

She'll love it - my kids did. It tastes great warm and at room temp. Can't say how well it stores, since all of it is gone by now, merely 8 hours after making it. I didn't decorate it or dress it up either.


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divinemom5's picture

(post #63448, reply #3 of 8)

I'm not worried about storing it!!! I'm sure it won't last long at my house either!LOL

RuthWells's picture

(post #63448, reply #4 of 8)

Sounds divine, Assi!  Duly printed for further exploration.  Are you baking it in a 10x13 cake pan of 2" depth or so, or in a jelly roll pan?


 


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assibams's picture

(post #63448, reply #7 of 8)

I used a 10x13 pan (around 2" deep) that I normally use for lasagnas or brownies. I will try a springform next, just because I prefer slices in cakes.


Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #63448, reply #5 of 8)

That is very similar to one I make:


Gateau St. James #48965

recipe by MEAN CHEF



1 cake
50 minutes 20 mins prep

8
ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

8
ounces almonds, blanched

8
ounces unsalted butter

8
ounces sugar

5
eggs, separated

cocoa powder




  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray 10-inch springform pan and line bottom with parchment round.
  3. Spray again and dust with cocoa powder.
  4. Grind chocolate and almonds in food processor until fine.
  5. Cream butter and sugar.
  6. Add yolks one at a time, beating well.
  7. Add chocolate/almond mixture and blend well.
  8. Beat whites to soft peaks.
  9. Mix 1/3 of whites into chocolate mixture to lighten (it will be stiff).
  10. Fold remaining whites into chocolate mixture.
  11. Bake until tests done, about 30 minutes.
  12. Cool.
  13. Unmold upside down on to platter
assibams's picture

(post #63448, reply #6 of 8)

Pretty similar indeed.


Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

wisekaren's picture

(post #63448, reply #8 of 8)

Just wanted to remind everyone that Trader Joe's sells bags of ground almonds -- VERY convenient to have around! I've even used them for breading (mixed with bread crumbs).
Karen