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Walnut Grove Recipes

Chellas's Flourless Chocolate and Peanut Cake

Ingredients
  • Serves 6 to 8
  • 125ml water
  • 125g sugar
  • 270g dark chocolate
  • 125g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g salted peanuts

Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 300°F / 150°C. Grease a 10inch/25cm round cake dish.


2. In a small saucepan over a medium heat combine the water and sugar, stirring until completely dissolved.

3. Melt chocolate in a bowl inside a saucepan of gently boiling water. Cut butter into small cubes and add to the chocolate , stirring until melted.


4. Beat in the sugar water. In a small bowl beat the eggs, then add to the chocolate mixture.


5. Pour mixture into greased cake dish. Place cake dish in a larger pan (or roasting tray) half filled with boiling water to create a bain marie. Bake for 45 mins.


When cooked, remove from bain marie, leave to cool completely and serve at room temperature.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with vanilla ice-cream or freshly whipped cream.

Advanced Preparation

Best prepared and cooked on the day of serving.


 

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