Recipe courtesy of Nick Malgieri
Show: Cooking Live
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
Makes one very rich 9-inch cak
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Fudge Cake Batter 
Finishing

Directions

Special equipment: One 9-inch springform pan, buttered

Set a rack at the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. 

Use an electric mixer on medium speed, fitted with the paddle attachment to beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, espresso powder and almond extract until light, about 2 minutes. Beat in chocolate, then eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stop to scrape bowl and beater often. 

Beat in the cake meal, then almonds.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake the cake 30 to 40 minutes, until it is fairly firm in the center, but still somewhat soft in general. Do not overbake or cake will be very dry. Cool the cake up on a rack.

To finish the cake, run the blade of a small knife between the side of the pan and the cake all around to loosen it. Unbuckle the springform side and remove it, but leave the cake on the base.

To make the whipped cream, combine the cream, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and whip until the cream holds soft peaks. Spread the cream over the top of the cake and sprinkle with the slivered almonds. If you are preparing the cake early in the day, leave it covered at room temperature and whip the cream and refrigerate it. Rewhip the cream if it has separated, spread it on the cake and sprinkle with the almonds right before serving.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Strawberry Love Cake

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Peanut Butter Fudge

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Sweet Almond Crackers

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Chocolate and Vanilla Checkered Flag Cake

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Carrot Cake

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Carrot Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Snickerdoodle Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Grilled White California Peaches with Almond-Mint Pesto

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

School-of-Fish Cupcake Cake 00:56

These colorful cupcakes are sure to make a splash at any summer gathering.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking