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Sponge Cake, Chocolate I (P, KLP, TNT)
Source: Allrecipes, submitted by Barbara
Yield: 1 10" bundt cake

6 ounces semisweet chocolate
10 eggs, separated
7/8 cup white sugar
2 cups ground almonds

Melt chocolate in top of double boiler; set aside.

Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Gradually beat in sugar. Blend in chocolate and almonds.

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

Fold whites into chocolate batter. Spoon batter into an ungreased 10" bundt pan. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 1 hour, or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

Remove from oven, invert pan, and cool about 40 minutes before removing from pan.

Poster's Notes:
This cake uses ground almonds to replace the wheat flour usually found in cakes. When preparing the almonds, a hand grinder is preferable to a food processor or blender because electric machines bring out the oil in nuts. If a blender or food processor is used, grate only 1/2 cup at a time. Do not pack down when measuring.

Moshe Reuter writes:
The original recipe calls for a Bundt pan. That is no good. I used a tube pan, and this cake is Heaven.

Posted by Susan Greene

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A