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chocolate cupcake, originally uploaded by pearlyn83.

chocolate cupcake, originally uploaded by pearlyn83.

Another first timer for me – my first birthday cake by Krystal! Told you this year was a special birthday for me….2 people made cakes for me for the first time ever! She was s proud of herself…so was I! Except for colouring the sugarpaste for her, she wouldn’t allow me to lift a finger! She didn’t even allow me to open the refrigerator as she wanted it all to be a surprise!

This cake is a bit different as it doesn’t use flour but uses almond meal instead. I really liked it but Krystal didn’t as it wasn’t “cakey” enough for her. I have to agree it’s not very “cakey” but should be described as more like a brownie than a cake..maybe that’s why I liked it 🙂 . I’ve decided I’m going to use this recipe for all my future brownies..hehe… 🙂 .

Ingredients:

  • 200g bittersweet chocolate
  • 100g butter
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • Vanilla essence

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Melt butter and chocolate in a bowl. Whisk in egg yolk, vanilla essence and 1/2 the sugar.
  • Then fold in almond meal.
  • Whisk egg whites and remaining sugar in another bowl till stiff peaks.
  • Spoon a large scoop of chocolate mixture into egg white and gradually fold in.
  • Fold in remaining chocolate mixture.
  • Spoon into prepared cupcake moulds and bake for 20-25 minutes, or till set.
  • Leave to cool. Frost with cream cheese frosting and decorate as per preference.
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