From the "good things need to be shared" section, a recipe that's been floating around my mother's side of the family, for some really delicious chocolate cake. While rich in sugar and fat, it doesn't involve flour, so it should be suitable for people looking for gluten-free recipes.
If I'm reading a cups-to-grammes conversion list correctly, we're talking
8/9 cup butter
1 1/3 cups ground almonds
8/9 cup sugar
I presume 1 packet vanilla sugar would be 4 teaspoons; the brand we have says 1 packet is "for 500g of flour", 500g being 1.1 pounds. You could probably replace it with a little vanilla aroma, or leave it out entirely.
200g dark chocolate (60% cocoa content)
200g ground almonds
1 packet vanilla sugar (meant for 500g flour)
1/2 packet (2 teaspoons) baking soda
Melt the butter and chocolate.
Add almonds, sugar, vanilla sugar and baking soda, and mix.
Whisk in eggs one by one.
Put into a round pan and bake for 40 minutes at 160° C (320 F) upper and lower heat.
The original recipe I got called for sifting powdered sugar on top after letting it cool, but I don't think that's neccessary. It's plenty rich as it is.This entry was also posted at http://anke.dreamwidth.org/103836.html. You can comment wherever you prefer.