Happy Valentine's Day!
I realize this is only the 13th, but
since I am going to give you a very special recipe, I thought I'd better do it today.
Some people think of Roses on that special day, some think of a candlelight dinner for two, some think of romance. Me? I think of Chocolate! So, here is one of my favorite chocolate recipes. There is time to make it for that special person! Enjoy!
Chocolate Romance Cake
makes a 10" cake
2 cups toasted almonds
8 ounces semisweet dark chocolate
2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons Kahlua
2 teaspoons cocoa
Powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10" springform cake pan. In a food processor, chop the almonds and chocolate together until they are finely ground. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy, In a separate bowl, beat the eggs thoroughly and add to the butter mixture. Add the almond and chocolate mixture, baking powder, Kahlua and cocoa. Beat to mix well. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into middle of the cake comes out just slightly moist. Let cake rest for 10 minutes, then remove side ring from springform pan. Let cool, move to cake plate and dust with powdered sugar. If you want it super chocolate, dust with cocoa instead.
Happy Valentines Day!