Chocolate cake recipe from Swissotel


Chocolate cake recipe from Swissotel

Baked with almond-hazelnut flour and lemon, it's not too sweet...



Here's how you can make Swissôtel's Lindt Chocolate Cake Video Credit: Anas Thacharpadikkal/Gulf News

Dubai: Ah, chocolate. Do you know what's the best way to check the quality of good chocolate? The sound of a clean, crisp, sharp snap when broken will give you the right answer. For the longest time, chocolate has remained a favourite for many all over the world and is also one of the biggest industries worth $100 billion dollars, as reported by insider.com in 2019.

While the love for chocolate continues to grow, here's a guide to making a decadent gluten-free Swissôtel's Lindt chocolate cake at home.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

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Lindt chocolate, egg yolk, white sugar, lemon-almond-hazelnut flour, egg white, salt and unsalted butter Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News
  • 250 gms Lindt Excellence 70% Chocolate
  • 8 medium sized eggs (separated)
  • 200 gms + 50 gms white sugar
  • 125 gms of unsalted butter
  • 125 gms ground almond flour
  • 125 gms of ground hazelnut flour
  • Zest of 1 lemon and juice of ½ lemon
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

Step 1: In a bowl, add egg yolk and whisk it to a medium consistency using a hand mixer.

Step 2: Next, add softened butter to the egg yolk and whisk it well once again.

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Next, add softened butter and whisk again Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Step 3: Add the melted chocolate to the mix and whisk it all together as you go, so as to avoid lumps in the batter.

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Slowly add melted chocolate and mix it well Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Step 4: Slowly add the almond-hazelnut flour mix into the batter and fold well.

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Time to add the flour... Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Step 5: Continue mixing it till the mix forms a thick batter. Once mixed, keep it aside.

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Fold the batter well and keep it aside Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Step 6: To make the meringue, add the egg whites and sugar in a separate bowl. Whisk well as you go.

Step 7: Once stiff peaks, keep it aside.

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Whisk till you get a stiff peak... Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Step 8: Add a pinch of salt to the batter and fold well.

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Add a pinch of salt Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Step 9: Next, add the meringue and mix it altogether till you get a batter with medium consistency.

Step 10: Bake in a preheated over of 170C for 40 to 45 minutes and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before decorating it.

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Bake in a preheated oven of 170C for 40 to 45 minutes Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Step 11: For the decoration, add a spoonful of melted Lindt milk chocolate and spread it across thinly and evenly on a marble slab by using a steel spatula. Once the chocolate sets, use a metal scraper and roll the chocolate by applying pressure on it.

Step 12: Once the chocolate cools, decorate your cake with the chocolate rolls and food grade gold paper.

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Decorate your cake with the chocolate rolls and food grade gold paper

Step 13: Devour Lindt chocolate cake!

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Lindt Chocolate Cake is now ready! Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News

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