Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter and line the bottoms of two - 8 x 1 1/2 inches (20 x 3.75 cm) round cake pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Separate the eggs in separate bowls. Cover and set aside.
  • In a large bowl sift the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter until soft. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then beat in the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour. Divide the batter evenly between the two cake pans. Set aside while you make the meringue layer.
  • Beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and continue to whip until stiff peaks form.
  • Evenly divide the meringue and place on top of the cake batter in the two pans, gently smoothing the tops . Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. The meringue layers will be crisp to the touch but soft inside. Place the pans on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the whipped cream:
  • In a large mixing bowl place the whipping cream, vanilla extract, and sugar and stir to combine. Beat the mixture until stiff peaks form. Fold in the ground almonds and chocolate.
  • To Assemble Cake:
  • Place one of the cake layers, meringue side down, on a serving platter. Spread with the whipping cream. Gently place the second cake layer, cake side down so the meringue layer is facing up, onto the first layer. Garnish as you desire. The original recipe used fresh strawberries and icing sugar, but I used melted chocolate as you see in the picture.
  • N.B Chill in the fridge immediately and take it out if the fridge 20 minutes before serving
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    " It was excellent "
    emileenelson2009 ate it and said...
    i made this with brownie mix and it was very yummy... i was missing the cocoa powder!
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    holay, now thats a cake! 55555
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    " It was excellent "
    ttaaccoo ate it and said...
    Wow! thanks again!! this sounds just grand! and yours is so very pretty!

    I do the same thing with recipes--stash away, a bit intimidated, etc etc!!

    My mom has a cookbook of whitehouse recipes stretching back in history. In that book I found cakes being covered with meringue before baking. I even have a "Blitz Torte" recipe in the stash!!
    (I found it while visiting my mom recently)
    maybe I should actually try it!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    leonora5 ate it and said...
    This looks unbleievable! Way above my skill level, but I'll keep it for one day .... awesome combination and soooo nice to look at!
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    You did it again!! Wonderful!! Fantastic!!
    Got my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Delicious for my eyes...Superb.You are tempting me to make this.Already made two cakes in this week.
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    " It was excellent "
    cholena ate it and said...
    just wondering Ahmed , how do u slice dem w/o making a mess ?? haha : 0 )
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  • vivian 6 years ago
    I know what you are up to.... you are trying to fatten us all up so that you will be the slimmest on this site :-)
    You know that we can't resist your delectable desserts...
    The book must be coming a long great with all these wonderful photo,s :-)
    Happy cooking Ahmed.
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Oh My Goodness.... this is awesome... I absolutely love this one....Didnt you know Im on a low sugar diet now.. This is killing me.... hahahah.... Shame on you!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Very nice..thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    invisiblechef ate it and said...
    funny chefmal:) does anyone else think this looks like a comfortable pillow? all soft and fluffy, maybe I'm just tired. anyway amazing post, looks delicious and again I ask who do you feed all your goodies too! I'm sure you have your own bakery.:)

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    " It was excellent "
    chefmal ate it and said...
    There's no way I could ever do this. But thanks for the eye candy! If I ever get married, I will personally fly you over and pay you to make this cake in the shape of a coffin.
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    " It was excellent "
    hayleesgrandma ate it and said...
    All I can say is "Oh my gosh" :)
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  • tcvillegas 6 years ago
    This reminds me of a classic recipe called Blitz Cake, but yours is the chocolate version version. Have you tried using custard instead of whipping cream for the filling? The almonds and chocolate chips would blend beautifully with a custard filling base too.
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    thanks Ahmed
    when i think, can you really get better than your previous recipe ,you go and prove me wrong l.o.l :)
    Another great one !!!!!!!!!
    have a blessed baking day
    Mumtaz
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    wonderful, my friend...good pics and instructions.
    5 5 5 5 5
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    " It was excellent "
    chriesi ate it and said...
    Fantastic!!!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    anninsa ate it and said...
    I think I will have to start a pudding club like they have in the UK and have friends over for desserts only, give the first course a miss! All these delicious ideas. Thanks.
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  • ambauer 6 years ago
    Wow, you really do like involved and intricate recipes. Another beautiful and tasty-looking one!
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    " It was excellent "
    ivy ate it and said...
    You make it sound so easy Ahmed. Thanks for all those pictures that will help a lot. Has been bookmarked.
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