This cake is made with almonds and chocolate and it it is so good!! It is also very easy to make. My kids love it. In France, they hide a bean inside the frangipane and serve it on the day of the Epiphany in January.
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140g cooking chocolate
100g butter, softened
90g caster sugar
100g ground almonds
3 whole eggs
2 puff pastry sheets
1 egg yolk, beaten
Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Add the softened butter and stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.
Combine the sugar with the almonds in a bowl, add the 3 whole eggs one by one and stir well after each addition. Stir in the melted chocolate and butter mixture and mix evenly.
Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
Line a tart tin with one pastry sheet. Pour in the chocolate mixture. Cover with the second puff pastry sheet. Seal the edges of the pastry with warm water, if necessary.
Brush top pastry with an egg yolk. With a knife, draw vertical and horizontal lines like a checkerboard without making any holes in the pastry.