Queen mother cake

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 ounces Sweet or semi sweet chocolate.
¾ cup Butter
¾ cup Sugar
6 \N Eggs separated
6 ounces Or 1 1/2 C finely ground almonds
⅛ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Heavy cream
2 teaspoons Instant coffee
8 ounces Chocolate..; (use the same as used in cake)


Move oven rack ⅓ of the way from bottom of oven. Preheat oven to 375.

Butter a 9x2½ spring form pan and line bottom with wax paper. Butter and crumb wax paper. Melt chocolate over double boiler and let cool. While cooling..cream butter and add sugar. Then add one yolk at a time and mix thouroghly. Add cooled chocolate and at low speed add almonds. In a large bowl whip egg whites and salt til it begins to form firm peaks. Then with a spatula fold in chocolate mixture a ⅓ at a time. Pour into pan.

Bake at 375 for 20 mins. Reduce temp to 350 and bake an additional 50 mins.

(total time 1hr 10 mins) Remove from oven and let cool. (Cake may crack during the cooking but not to worry it deflates and repairs itself as it cools) Us a warm towel to wrap around the pan to loosen cake. Remove spring form and invert to remove wax paper. Invert again to cake plate to cool right side up.

Frosting: Scald cream til small bubbles form or skin develops. Add coffee and chocolate. Beat well with wire wisk. Remove from heat and set in bowl of cool water to stop cooking process. Frosting will begin to thicken.

Place wax strips under edges of cake to catch frosting. Pour frosting over cake and spread evenly with frosting spatula. Remove wax strips from bottom before frosting sets.

This is soo rich..soo decadent..and soo very good! Enjoy! Posted to EAT-L Digest by Aimee2845 <Aimee2845@...> on Dec 17, 1997

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