Jessiecake – Triple Chocolate and Almond Cake

    • Pic by Amy Redmond

  • Jessiecake – Triple Chocolate and Almond Cake
  • Yesterday was Jessie’s 30th birthday and I devised this cake specially for her. Happy happy, happy, happy birthday Jess!
  • For the sponge
  • 275g self raising flour
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 5 medium free range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 300 g butter, softened
  • 300 g light brown soft sugar
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 100 g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • For the Icing
  • 250 g butter, softened to room temperature
  • 150 g white chocolate
  • 125 g icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Bailey’s, optional
  • To decorate
  • Anything you like, but I used edible gold powder
  • 1.  To make the cake, preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C/gas 4. Line the base and sides of 2 x 23 cm cake tins.
  • 2.  Sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder into a large bowl.
  • 3.  Add the remaining ingredients for the sponge, except the ground almonds and chocolate, and beat until smooth.
  • 4.  Finally stir in the ground almonds and chopped chocolate and divide the mixture between the tins.
  • 5.  Spread out evenly and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until when pressed with a finger the cake bounces back.
  • 5.  Leave to cool for 5 minutes before turning the sponges out onto a wire rack and leave to cool. Slice each sponge in half horizontally.
  • 6.  Melt the white chocolate for the icing and leave to cool until just tepid. Beat the butter until smooth then beat in the icing sugar and Bailey’s, if using.
  • 7.  Gradually beat in the melted chocolate until smooth, then use to spread between each layer leaving enough to spread on top…..sprinkle with edible gold powder and love and serve.
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One Response to Jessiecake – Triple Chocolate and Almond Cake

  1. ilovecooking says:

    Yummy! This chocolate cake looks really delicious. Especially with the frosting. I love the golden colour, I never knew there was such a thing as edible gold powder. It got me curious and I just found out that there is an edible silver powder too. This cake is perfect for birthdays. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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