Amandine au chocolat | French Chocolate Cake with Almonds

Amandine au chocolat | Earthy Feast

I have something to make your Monday better: a rich and fancy French chocolate cake that quickly and casually comes together in one bowl. This is another one of my mother’s beloved recipes. We made this last weekend.. twice. The first cake was gone in a blink and I could hardly snap a photo. Not even a crumb was left behind. So we had to make it again and it was just as good the second time. It’s fluffy and light and bursting with rich chocolate flavor. It’s so easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients on hand. It’s the perfect thing to whip up for an unexpected guest or bring to a holiday party. Enjoy!

Amandine au chocolat | Earthy Feast

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Ingredients for French Chocolate Cake 

7 tablespoons butter

3 eggs, separated

250 grams good quality dark chocolate

1/2 cup of flour

scant 5 oz milk

scant 1 cup powdered sugar / confectioners sugar

scant 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup blanched almonds

1 pack vanilla sugar or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

powdered sugar for dusting, optional



In a medium sized pot on the stovetop, heat the milk and the chocolate so that the chocolate melts on medium / low heat. Then add the butter and allow that to melt completely. Remove from heat and whisk in the flour, powdered sugar and baking powder and vanilla sugar/extract if using. Let cool slightly while you whisk the egg whites to form peaks. Mix the yolks into the chocolate batter, then gently fold in the egg whites. Line a standard 9 inch loaf pan with lightly buttered parchment paper. Pour batter into pan, top with almonds and bake in preheated oven on 350 F for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool completely before you transfer to serving plate and dust with powdered sugar.



10 Responses to “Amandine au chocolat | French Chocolate Cake with Almonds”

  1. Dunberberberlee

    When do you add the vanilla sugar? Are you adding confectioners sugar or granulated white sugar?

  2. Jane Upchurch

    Hi there, I’d love to make this recipe but could you give me the ingredients in grams? we don’t use cups in Europe and how on earth do you measure a tablespoon of butter??? Cake making is chemistry and needs to be precise or it won’t work. I find that even conversion tables vary!! It’s very confusing for us Brits!! Every time I try a recipe written in cups it NEVER works, although I do have measuring cups. And we would only use spoons for liquids – not butter, so I have no idea where to start. Thanks!


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