This Chocolate Almond Flour Cake with Truffle Sauce is made with a combination of almond flour and APF. Since we are using almond flour, the cake has a nutty taste which goes very well with the flavour of chocolate. Make sure you use good quality dark chocolate for the truffle sauce as this will enhance its flavour.
Serves: 4 to 6 Persons
Prep. Time: 30 Mins.
Baking Time: 30 to 35 Mins
For the Cake:
- Maida [APF] – 40 gms
- Almond Flour – 60 gms
- Castor Sugar – 85 gms
- Cocoa – ½ tbsp.
- Butter (soft) – 85 gms
- Eggs (at room temp.) – 2
- Dark Chocolate (broken into pieces) – 100 gms
- Baking Powder – ½ tsp.
Step 1: Place the chocolate in a pan and melt over a bowl of boiling water for a minute (double boiler). Take off the heat and stir. Let it cool.
Step 2: Separate the egg yolks and whites and keep aside.
Step 3: Cream the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy either using a stand mixer or a hand held electric beater.
Step 4: Gradually beat in the egg yolks. Then mix in the almond flour and the melted chocolate on low speed.
Step 5: Next mix in the cocoa and the flour till the batter turns smooth.
Step 6: Whip the egg whites separately until soft peaks are formed. Then add to the cake batter and fold in.
Step 7: Grease a tart (7 inch) mould with a little butter and flour and line the base with butter paper.
Step 8: Set your oven to pre-heat at 200° C for 15 minutes.
Step 9: Transfer the cake batter to the prepared tin and bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 180° C till a wooden skewer inserted it into comes out clean. Then remove out and allow to cool.
For the Truffle Sauce:
[ Standard Measure : 1 cup = 250 ml ]
- Dark Chocolate (broken into pieces) – 200 gms
- Milk Cream – ¼ cup
- Butter – 1 tbsp.
- Warm Milk – 2 tbsp.
Step 10: Heat the milk cream on medium heat in a non-stick pan till bubbles appear. Then add the chocolate pieces. Cover with a lid till the chocolate starts melting.
Step 11: Add the butter and keep stirring till the chocolate melts. Then transfer to a bowl.
Step 12: Add 2 tbsp. warm milk and whisk till smooth.
Step 13: Finally demould the cake and pour this prepared truffle sauce onto the cake and spread evenly. Garnish with chopped almonds.