Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. --CAKE-- 3 ounces Bittersweet or semisweet -- chocolate; chopped

  2. 1 ounce Unsweetened chocolate -- chop

  3. 3/4 cup Macadamia nuts

  4. 1/3 cup All purpose flour

  5. 1/2 cup Unsalted butter -- room temp

  6. 2/3 cup Sugar

  7. 3 large Eggs

  8. 2 tablespoons Cognac or brandy

  9. 2 teaspoons Granulated instant espresso -- or coffee

  10. 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

  11. --GLAZE-- 1/4 cup Whipping cream

  12. 1 tablespoon Light corn syrup

  13. 4 ounces Bittersweet or semisweet -- chocolate; finely ch

  14. 8" round cake pan with

  15. 2" sides. Line bottom of pan with parchment. Stir chopped chocolates in top of doulble boiler over simmering water until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Process macadamia nuts and flour in processor until nuts are finely ground. Transfer jnut mixture to small bowl. Do not clean processor. Add butter and sugar to processor and blend using on/off turns until mixutre is smooth. Add eggs, Cognac, instant espresso (or coffee) and vanilla and process until smooth. Add melted chocolate and process until just combined. Add nut mixture and process unisng on/off turns until mixture is just combined. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Smooth top with spatula. Bake until toothpick inserted halfway between edge and center of cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool cake in pan on rack

  16. 30 minutes. Invert cake onto rack; remove parchment and cool.

  17. 20 minutes. Transfer cake to rack. Spread glaze over top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until set. Transfer cake to platter. Let stand at room temperature

  18. 1 hour before serving.


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