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Almond Chocolate Gourmet Cake Recipe

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Is there a birthday coming up? Any social events? Having friends over for dinner? Are you just plain bored and want to try something new and delicious? Try this tasty Low Sodium Almond Chocolate Gourmet Cake! These is perfect treat for celebrations & birthday parties. This moist orange, almond and chocolate cake with lashings of dark chocolate ganache and a little pot of creme fraiche is truly a taste of decadence. This deliciously decadent dessert can be served alone or topped with vanilla ice cream will adds a little flavored.

100% would make again

12 Servings
Prep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 45 min. + cooling

6 eggs, separated
2-1/2 cups blanched almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons plus 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, grated
1/4 cup cold brewed espresso
2 tablespoons baking cocoa

Almond Chocolate Gourmet Cake Recipe
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon instant espresso granules
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Confectioners' sugar, chocolate curls and coffee beans, optional
  • Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine almonds and 2 tablespoons sugar; cover and process until ground. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the chocolate, espresso, cocoa, orange juice, espresso granules, vanilla and reserved almond mixture.
  • Beat reserved egg whites on high until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into the batter.
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 42-48 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool completely. Garnish with confectioners' sugar, chocolate curls and coffee beans if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor’s Note:
  • Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company. This recipe does not use flour.
Nutrition Facts:
  • 1 slice (calculated without garnishes) equals 408 calories, 28 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 126 mg cholesterol, 98 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 11 g protein.
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