Chocolate almond fig cake
- 5.3 oz/ 150g dark chocolate, preferably 70% cocoa
- 10 tbsp/150g butter
- 4 eggs, separated
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup/ 125g almond flour
- pinch of salt
- 8 fresh figs, quartered plus extra for serving
- whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to serve
Preheat the oven to 180C/356F.
Melt chocolate with butter in bain marie and let it cool a little.
Beat egg yolks with sugar till pale and double in size. Stir in melted chocolate and almond flour.
Beat egg whites with pinch of salt till stiff peaks, and gently fold into the batter ⅓ at a time.
Grease a cake tin with butter and scatter figs on the bottom. Pour over the batter and bake for about 35-45 minutes, a toothpick should come out clean, once its done.
Serve with fresh figs, ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy it!