Give this to someone very special.
210 ml (¾ c + 2 tbsp) butter
200 g (2 blocks) dark chocolate
210 ml (¾ c + 2 e) caster sugar
80 ml (1/3 c) flour
pinch of salt
50 g (½ packet) ground almonds
Preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Line a 18 cm cake pan with baking paper.
1 Melt the butter and chocolate together. Cool slightly.
2 Beat the eggs and sugar for 5 minutes with an electric mixer until thick and creamy.
3 Pour the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and fold in. Fold in the flour, salt and almonds. Spoon into the pan.
4 Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out with moist crumbs. Let cool in the pan.
5 Serve the cake with vanilla ice cream or stiff whipped cream.
1 We wrapped the cake with rolled out plastic icing to look like a package.
2 We have photocopied the cloth we have used as a background at Value Baking on a page of plastic icing. We cut out the floral patterns and pasted it on the cake and tied it with a satin ribbon.