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Chocolate amaretti cake

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To celebrate my birthday, I made this chocolate amaretti cake recipe (adapted from Spoon Fork Bacon). It’s made from ground amaretti cookies and almonds (instead of flour). This recipe yields a cake with chewy edges, a crackly top, and a moist crumb. It’s super chocolaty and the flavour of amaretto from the cookies shines through. I really loved this recipe, and I hope you will try it soon to celebrate a birthday, or just because.

 

Chocolate amaretti cake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Janice

Ingredients

  • 75 grams amaretti cookies ~14
  • 75 grams sliced almonds
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 115 grams unsalted butter 1/2 cup, room temperature
  • 100 grams granulated sugar 1/2 cup
  • 4 large eggs
  • 227 grams dark chocolate 8 oz, I used Cacao Barry
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9-inch springform lightly. If you are using individual ramekins, no need to grease them since you will be serving the cakes directly in them.
  • Grind the amaretti cookies and the flaked almonds in the food processor with the cinnamon til they are finely ground. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed and beating til the mixture is light and fluffy (several minutes).
  • Add the melted chocolate, then the vanilla and the ground cookie mixture, beating til the batter is smooth and all the ingredients are evenly mixed in.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan(s) and bake for about 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. The top(s) will have crackled nicely.
  • Let the cake(s) cool completely on a wire rack. Note they will sink in the center as they cool.
  • Enjoy as is or with a dollop of whipped cream.
Tried this recipe?Mention @kitchenhealssoul or tag #kitchenhealssoul!

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12 Responses to Chocolate amaretti cake

  1. [email protected] January 14, 2013 at 4:23 AM #

    I’ve been waiting for this post since I saw your pics on FB. It looks soooo yum! Keep plugging away… Baby steps 😉 also lists really do help. It’s the only way I accomplish anything!

    • Janice Lawandi January 14, 2013 at 10:32 PM #

      Thanks, Melissa! I totally agree that lists are the best way to accomplish things. Plus crossing off items feels so good 😉

  2. bakerunlive.com January 14, 2013 at 1:18 AM #

    Happy belated birthday!! (also, that’s why I don’t let my cats sleep with me!!)
    Positive affirmations are good, but while you are saying them every morning in the mirror…believe them (and believe in yourself)!!

    • Janice Lawandi January 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM #

      Thank you! That is so true: I not only have to say the afirmations, I have to believe them too.

  3. Medeja January 14, 2013 at 1:37 AM #

    Happy birthday to you! And good luck with your goals!

    And what a lovely cake.. 🙂

    • Janice Lawandi January 14, 2013 at 10:31 PM #

      Thank you, Medeja!

  4. Liz January 14, 2013 at 3:17 AM #

    Just found you through FBC and now I’ll be following you through Bloglovin’. Love your pics and hope you enjoyed your birthday! 🙂

    • Janice Lawandi January 14, 2013 at 10:31 PM #

      I did enjoy my birthday. Thanks 🙂

  5. Oana from dishchronicles January 24, 2013 at 6:25 PM #

    What a beautiful post Janice. Those affirmations really work you know. You feel like a bit of a loon at first but whatever, it’s worth it. :)! I can;t wait to try thic recipe and I can’t wait to eat at your new namless bakery! x – Oana

  6. Oana from dishchronicles January 24, 2013 at 6:29 PM #

    Oh! And happy birthday 🙂

    And sorry about all those typos 🙂 Ak!

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