Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Amaretto chocolate torte - Gluten Free



Chocolate cakes are always popular regardless of the time of year and this is a recipe I have been using for quite a while even before I went gluten free, the resultant cake or should I say torte is not a natural beauty but it is light, moist and very chocolately. The addition of amaretto and almond essence make this an adult treat and a cake that can both happily be served with a cup of tea or cream for a dinner party.


Whipped up in a flash this is an easy reliable recipe, which despite having a fragile top (as you can see from the photographs) is happy to sit in a cake for a few days whilst its devoured. Its also currently a favourite as it uses a good quantity of eggs and the battle of the egg mountain continues, 3 hens equals 3 eggs a day most days and as we are a 2 person household that's a lot of eggs. We do give to friends but most of our neighbours keep hens too so the market is limited locally.



What you need
  • 200g salted butter - chopped into chunks
  • 200g dark chocolate - broken into pieces
  • 4 eggs - large and free range
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 50g plain flour (Gluten free)
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp amaretto
  • 1 tsp almond extract
Greased and base lined round cake tin, loose bottomed or springform is best about 22cm diameter

What you do 
  • Melt the butter and chocolate in a pan over a very low heat, keep stirring so it melts and is smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar in a mixer until light frothy and the consistency of custard. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chocolate and butter mix to the egg and sugar mixture and also the flour and almonds, fold in with a large metal spoon retaining as much air as possible.
  • Once full mixed pour into your prepared cake tin and bake for 35 minutes until risen slightly and set in the middle. This is more of a torte than a cake.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the tin

This recipe is being linked to We should Cocoa created by Choclette and hosted this month over on Utterly Scrummy food, the theme this month is Gluten Free, so this cake qualifies.

                                                      

And I am also linking up to  Baking with Spirit , created by Cake of the Week and hosted this month over at The usual saucepans , the theme being a re-invented classic. This chocolate torte is a recipe I have had for a while but I have added the twist of amaretto and almond extract to give it an adult twist, its also gluten free too which is always a bonus.

                                                                 Baking with Spirit Logo
And my final linky is to Alphabakes, with the letter D this month, so I am using Dark Chocolate as my entry into this challenge hosted by Caroline Bakes and More than the occasional baker.

                                                       

I am also linking up to Bake of the Week over at my fellow cakeclubbing WI member blogging chum Casa Costello 
                                                            Casa Costello

11 comments:

Craig said...

I'm starving just looking at it! Love the addition of amaretto. Thanks for entering Baking with Spirit!

Baking Addict said...

This looks so inviting especially with the sprinkling of icing sugar on top. I love the use of dark chocolate which is my favourite kind of chocolate. Thanks for entering AlphaBakes.

Janine said...

This looks like a good emergency recipe - quick to whip up and delicious.

Helen at Casa Costello said...

Oh this looks divine - Can't beat the taste of Amaretto. Thanks so much for joining in with #Bakeoftheweek x

Kirsty Hijacked By Twins said...

I love amaretto and chocolate so this sounds perfect! x #BakeoftheWeek

Choclette said...

Oh I wish you lived near me Linzi, I'd be very happy to take your surplus eggs. Homegrown eggs are hard to get here and there is always a bit of a fight for them.

Oh and your cake sounds fabulous too! Love amaretto in cake. I made one a couple of weeks ago but still haven't found time to blog it. Thanks for entering this into WSC :)

Caroline Muspratt said...

Yum, light and moist and delicious, just what I want in a cake! Thanks for entering Alphabakes.

hạt hạnh nhân said...

what is this cake'name?

hạt hạnh nhân said...

so delicious!

Michelle Utterlyscrummy Rice said...

This torte looks so tempting, quick to make and totally delicious! Thanks so much for joining We Should Cocoa this month.

plastikiniai langai said...

this post is new :) thanks

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