Chocolate and almond cake bars

    55 min

    These bars are a little like brownies, only they're lighter and more cake-like. They are moist and incredibly delicious. Enjoy as a snack, for afternoon or for dessert.

    9 people made this

    Makes: 18 bars

    • 60g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 55g plain chocolate chips
    • 65g margarine
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 45g cream cheese
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 55g chopped almonds

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease 23cm square baking tin.
    2. In top of a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and margarine, stirring frequently until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and mix in sugar, cream cheese and eggs. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Gradually mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Fold in almonds and pour the batter into tin.
    3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan before cutting into bars.

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    I put in 2 eggs for a thicker consistency. 3 eggs is cake-like, yes, but this recipe was intended to be that's just preference. Also, I left out the nuts...doesn't matter what kind you use, if any, not worth criticizing a recipe over that. And 35-40 minutes is only an estimate....I'm sure your oven is accurate, just as much as the original cook. Great recipe - I recommend it  -  31 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    it rox  -  05 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a tasty recipe and very moist, but not what I really look for in a brownie. First, it's a very light chocolate in color and taste. It's also very cakey, probably due to the three eggs. I wasn't crazy about the almonds. I love almonds, but felt that walnuts or pecans would work better here because of the texture of the cake. My recipe was completely baked in 30 minutes (my oven is accurate). I added chocolate frosting because I wanted more chocolate than this offered.  -  12 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)