Almondsbury Airbase Chocolate and Almond Cake

Serves 8 – Gluten Free

Ingredients

4 large eggs

100g caster sugar

½ tsp salt

100g unsalted butter, melted

150g dark chocolate, melted

100g ground almonds

50g cocoa powder

50g flaked almonds

To finish

1 tbsp icing sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan/200°C. Line and grease an 8 inch loose bottomed cake tin. Whisk the eggs and salt until they are foamy. Add the sugar a teaspoon at a time. Whisk on high for 5 minutes until it is pale and silky.
  2. Put the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts until melted. Add the melted butter. Place in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the eggs ⅓ at a time and gently fold into the chocolate mixture. Once the eggs are incorporated, sift over the cocoa powder and ground almonds and fold in.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and top with the flaked almonds. Bake for 40 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin. Dust with icing sugar. Serve with ice cream or cream.