Friday 17 April 2015

Lemon lovers' white chocolate and almonds cake

20 minutes to prepare Serves 10

Chocolate is the answer.

 Who cares what the question is.


Easter chocolate eggs always manage to fill home and disposing of all that chocolate is not easy. One major issue with Easter eggs is that once they are broken in small tiny pieces, and they are so graciously collected in a bowl on your table, it's impossible not to pick up just a super-little, I-swear-super-mini piece of chocolate every time you pass by. Then, mysteriously, in few yours, the bowl is empty and you got 2 kilos!
Of course you could acknowledge your chocolate dependency and accept consequences to sediment on your bottom...but maybe this is not the smartest choice before summer!

My personal solution is to recycle chocolate eggs: using them to create cakes or sweets helps to slow down the process of chocolate disappearance and to share the damage with all the family. Ha ha.

Today we will prepare a lemon lovers' white chocolate and almonds cake. Ready?

Here are ingredients for a 10-serving recipe (22-cm diameter baking pan):

200 g peeled almonds
200 g
white chocolate
120 g
powdered sugar (+ 2 tablespoons for decoration)
100 ml 
sunflower oil
100 ml limoncello
50 g
50 g
potato starch
1/2 sachet
vanilla baking powder
2 lemons' zest

  1. Preheat oven to 170°
  2. Grind the almonds and mix them with powdered sugar until you obtain a flour-like compound
  3. In a large bowl mix the almond flour with potato starch, baking powder, a pinch of salt and lemons' grated zest 
  4. Beat eggs with sugar until stiff for about 15 minutes 
  5. Add eggs with sugar, oil, and limoncello to the mix of solid ingredients. Mix briefly with the electric beater
  6. Melt the white chocolate in a bain-marie and pour it in the mixture. Stir again and then pour into a greased and floured cake pan 
  7. Bake at 160° for 50 minutes. When the cake has cooled, sprinkle it with powdered sugar

Nutrition Facts are detailed in the table below. Data is provided per serving.

"If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced diet? Don't they actually counteract each other?"

P.S.: You hope I forgot, but I do not: happy birthday, Robi!!!

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