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Gateau Au Chocolat

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Ingredients
  Plain flour 3 Ounce
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Plain chocolate 8 Ounce
  Butter 8 Ounce
  Caster sugar 8 Ounce
  Eggs 7 , separated
  Almonds 4 Ounce, ground
  Sal volatile 1 Teaspoon
  Rum 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Set oven at 350°F or Mark 4.
2) Chop the chocolate and keep it on a plate.
3) Line a tin with buttered greaseproof paper.

MAKING
4) In a bowl, sift together the flour with salt.
5) Place the plate of chocolate over a pan of warm and allow to melt.
6) In a bowl, add butter and cream well.
7) Add sugar and whisk till soft and fluffy.
8) One at a time, beat in the egg yolks, as well as the melted chocolate and almonds.
9) Beat the egg whites till stiff and fold into the mix with the sal volatile and sifted flour.
10) Turn the mix into the baking tin and place in oven for about 50-60 minutes.
11) After the first 30 minutes, reduce the heat to 325°F or Mark 3.
12) Cool the cake.

SERVING
13) Serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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