Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup 198g / 7oz Unsalted butter

  2. 9 oz 255g Excellent quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

  3. 6 Eggs, separated

  4. 3/4 cup 148g / 5 1/5oz Sugar

  5. 6 tablespoons 90ml Brown sugar

  6. 6 tablespoons 90ml All-purpose flour

  7. 3 tablespoons 45ml Macadamia nuts

  8. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Cream of tartar

  9. 1 cup 237ml Heavy cream, chilled

  10. 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Vanilla extract

  11. 1 tablespoon 15ml Confectioner's sugar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with butter and line the bottom with parchment. Dust with flour and tap out the excess.

  2. In the top of a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate just until melted and smooth. Set aside and keep warm.

  3. Preheat an oven to 350o F. Beat the egg yolks, white sugar and brown sugar just until mixed. While the chocolate is still warm, whisk the egg mixture into it. Grind the nuts and flour finely in a food processor. Stir into chocolate mixture.

  4. In a bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar to form stiff peaks. Carefully fold the whites into the chocolate mixture. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until the cake is completely set around the sides but still has a soft and creamy circle, about 6 inches across in the center, 35 to 45 minutes. The cake should jiggle just slightly when you shake the pan gently. Cool the cake in the pan.

  5. Just before serving, add the vanilla and confectioner's sugar to cream and whip to soft peaks. Dust the top of the cake with confectioner's sugar. To serve, cut the cake into wedges and serve a dollop of the cream on the side. Serves 8 to 10.


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