One of the hot favorites around here, this chocolate is gluten-free and made of almond flour. The same recipe yields a double layer 6" cake or 24 mini cakes. It's a really simple cake to make quickly for a dinner party. Just plan ahead as the batter needs to rest overnight in the fridge before it goes in the oven.
Chocolate Cake with Earl Grey Tea Infused Chocolate Ganache
Yields 24 mini cakes
Combine 150g ground almond, 228g light brown sugar and 18g gluten-free flour. Add 5 eggs one by one stirring with whisk all the time. Add 120g of melted butter or coconut oil (a bit warm but not hot) and at the end 85g of melted 70% dark chocolate. For info this mixture is very runny. Pour this mixture in a plastic container and let rest overnight in the fridge. To bake the cakes: fill up the mould 3/4 and bake at 190 Celsius for about 8-10mins until center is barely set.
For the Chocolate Earl Grey Whipped Ganache:
Boil 350g of coconut milk (milk will start to thicken) OR 220g heavy cream if you use dairy and pour over 14g of earl grey tea (loose tea, no tea bags). Infuse for 5mn and strain in a sauce pan. You must weigh this infusion after you strain and you must obtain 136g of infused cream (which will look light brown).
Boil 136g of your infusion with 24g of sugar (you cannot use agave here because you want a neat earl grey flavor) and pour over 90g of 70% or 72% dark chocolate. Stir with a whisk (you should get something like a thick chocolate sauce). Then add 230g of coconut milk or cream. Stir to smooth the whole thing. It should be very runny. You keep this in a plastic container overnight as well. Lay a layer of cling wrap on your mixture and cover.
Make sure you cover well your container as chocolate absorb smell from the fridge. You want a neat chocolate and tea flavor. To whip up this mixture, you put the mixture in your kitchen aid bowl and you whip up until a bit stiff and you pipe on top of the small chocolate cake like. Make sure the mixture is cold and your kitchen aid bowl is cold. I usually stick my bowl into the freezer for a few minutes before whipping it.
And very important, you must rest the mixture overnight. it's simple to make and easy to handle as you whip up only what you need.
Hope you enjoy making this! This one is a crowd pleaser.