Chocolate Almond Fudge Cake

"This favorite gluten-free chocolate almond cake has a crispy, flaky top and an insanely fudgy center. This is the cake that everyone will demand you make again and again."
-- @salt_jar
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 40mins
Serves or Makes: 8 servings

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  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coffee liqeur
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350F. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8 or 9-inch springform pan. Wrap the outside bottom and sides of the pan with aluminum foil.

  • Step 2

    Place chocolate and butter in a medium heat-proof bowl set bowl over a small pot of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bowl and stir occasionally until melted. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites and remaining ½ cup of sugar on high speed until thick, shiny, soft peaks form.

  • Step 4

    In a large bowl, place egg yolks and ½ cup sugar and whisk until pale and thick. Stir in chocolate, liqueur, almond flour, cocoa powder, and salt.

  • Step 5

    Using a spatula, fold one-third of the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture until mixed. Fold in the remaining mixture in 2 additions until combined.

  • Step 6

    Pour batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top of the cake is set but a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out with chocolate. Run a knife around the edges and allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours until completely set.

  • Step 7

    Sift additional cocoa powder over the cake before serving. Serve chilled or at room temperature, preferably with fresh whipped cream.

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