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Italian Chocolate Cake

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  Madeira cake 1 (9 Inch Long And 3 Inch Wide)
  Cottage cheese ricotta 1 Pound (500 Gram)
  Double cream 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Orange flavored liqueur 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Mixed candied fruit 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Pistachio nuts 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Dark cooking chocolate 2 Ounce, grated (50 Gram)
For chocolate icing
  Dark cooking chocolate 12 Ounce, broken into small pieces (375 Gram)
  Black coffee 6 Fluid Ounce (175 Milliliter)
  Unsalted butter 8 Ounce, cut into small pieces and chilled (250 Gram)

Cut the cake lengthways into 1 cm/1/2 in slices.
Press the ricotta through a sieve into a mixing bowl.
Beat until it is smooth, then beat in the cream, sugar and liqueur.
Fold in the candied fruit, nuts and grated chocolate.
Place one slice of cake on a flat plate and spread with one-third of the ricotta mixture.
Place another slice of cake on top and spread with another third of the ricotta mixture.
Make another layer in this way and finish with the last slice of cake.
Gently press the loaf together.
Wrap the cake in foil and chill for 3 hours.
Melt the chocolate with the coffee in a heatproof bowl over a pan of hot water.
Remove from the heat and beat in the butter, a piece at a time.
Continue beating until the mixture is smooth, then allow to cool until the icing is thick enough to spread.
Cover the top and sides of the cake with the icing, reserving a little for decoration.
Pipe the reserved icing on top in swirls.
Chill the cake for at least 12 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 9219 Calories from Fat 4841

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 544 g837%

Saturated Fat 252.3 g1261.6%

Trans Fat 0.4 g

Cholesterol 750.8 mg250.3%

Sodium 537.4 mg22.4%

Total Carbohydrates 934 g311.3%

Dietary Fiber 59.1 g236.6%

Sugars 618 g

Protein 140 g280.4%

Vitamin A 159.5% Vitamin C 1.3%

Calcium 123.8% Iron 190.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Italian Chocolate Cake Recipe