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Queen of Sheba Cake

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This Queen of Sheba Cake is a classic French that was unveiled in the book of the famous chef Julia Child. The chocolate cake has almonds and is decorated with a chocolate glaze.
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Ingredients

12 servings
  • 220 grams of bittersweet chocolate in pieces
  • 2 spoonfuls of cocoa
  • 1 1/2 bars of Butter of 90 grams each
  • 4 spoonfuls of brandy or rum
  • 1/8 of teaspoonful of almond extract
  • 1/8 of teaspoonful of Salt
  • 3/4 of Cup of almond peeled
  • 2 spoonfuls of flour
  • 5 pieces of egg separate yolks and whites
  • 3/4 of Cup of sugar
  • 1 pinch of cream of tartar
  • 180 grams of bittersweet chocolate for the glaze
  • 1 bar of Butter for the glaze
  • 1 tablespoon of Corn syrup for the glaze

    Preparation

    The almonds are ground with the flour in a food processor until it is like powder.
    The oven is preheated to 200 centigrade (390 F).
    Melt chocolate and butter in a bain-marie, or microwave for 2 minutes. (Note: if it is put in the microwave it should be stirred every 30 seconds to avoid burning). Brandy and almond extract are added.
    Beat the yolks with 1/2 cup of sugar at the end of the ribbon. Add the warm chocolate, the sifted cocoa, the flour and stir well.
    In the blender stir the whites with the cream of tartar, the pinch of salt and the rest of the sugar (1/4 cup) to the point of nougat.
    Add 1/4 of the egg whites to the chocolate mixture and stir with enveloping movements. Then the rest of the whites are added and incorporated.
    It is emptied into the removable mold (previously greased and floured) and put in the oven for 30 minutes, or until a stick comes out with crumbs attached.
    Let it cool on a rack, remove it from the mold and decorate with icing sugar or chocolate glaze with almonds sliced ​​around.
    For the chocolate glaze: melt 180 grams of semiamargo chocolate in the microwave, 1 stick of butter (90 gr) and 1 tablespoon of corn syrup. Cover the cake (at room temperature) with the glaze.

    PRESENTATION

    You can decorate the chocolate glaze cake with white chocolate and milk, forming waves and then creating a marbling effect. The secret to achieving a good effect is that the glaze remains very hot and liquid, as well as the chocolates.

    TIPS

    You can serve it with vanilla ice cream balls.

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    Nutritional information
    * Percentage of daily values ​​based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
    Calories
    337
    kcal
    17%
    Carbohydrates
    41.0
    g
    14%
    Proteins
    6.5
    g
    13%
    Lipids
    20.0
    g
    31%
    Fiber
    5.4
    g
    11%
    Sugar
    29.7
    g
    33%
    Cholesterol
    0.0
    mg
    0.0%
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    Ratings (2)
    Ana Fraga
    16/09/2014 11:49:08
    Ana Se me antojó, definitivamente lo haré.
    Anonymous
    31/05/2013 14:54:38
    duda todo esta muy bien, se ve que ha de quedar muy rico, peroooo.....y a que hora se incorpora la harina de almendras?

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