Chocolate and amaretti cake

    55 min

    This is a very soft cake, but slightly crunchy inside, due to the amaretti biscuits! I love this recipe and I want to share it with you. It's amazing for breakfast or as an afternoon bite! ;)


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    Serves: 10 

    • 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 200g granulated white sugar
    • 4 eggs, separated
    • 100g 70% dark chocolate bar, crumbled
    • 100g amaretti biscuits (e.g. Matilde Vicenzi or Doria brand), crumbled
    • 125g plain white flour
    • icing sugar, for dusting

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 23cm cake tin and sprinkle with a little flour.
    2. In a mixing bowl combine the butter and sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, until pale and creamy.
    3. Add the chocolate, flour and the amaretti, and mix everything together with a wooden spoon.
    4. Place the egg whites in a mixing bowl and whisk with an electric whisk until stiff peaks form. Add the whipped egg whites to the mixture, very carefully, moving the spoon from the bottom to the top of the bowl, and repeat, until completely mixed. Transfer to the prepared cake tin.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and sprinkle some icing sugar on top. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing and enjoying.

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    What a great recipe! I had a packet of amaretti biscuits that needed to be used, and this was a great way to use them. The cake is delicious for those who love the flavour of almonds. Have made it twice already as it gets eaten so quickly! Reduced sugar a little as biscuits are so sweet.  -  04 Feb 2018