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Chocolate Lime Cake

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chocolate lime cake


Chocolate and lime go very well together. This is my own recipe I made for a colleague's birthday party at work, and it is lovely and creamy

Preparation Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 12 - 16 servings

Ingredients
200g dark chocolate
300g White chocolate
300g creme fraiche
100g margarine
100g muscovado sugar
75g self-raising wholemeal flour
50g ground almonds
5 eggs
2 limes
Chocolate balls for decorating (optional)

Method



chocolate lime cake


Zest and juice the limes.



chocolate lime cake


Melt the dark chocolate over a pan of hot water, stir in the margarine, and then allow to cool.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 ༠C/160 ༠C/375 ༠F/5 Gas.



chocolate lime cake


Separate the eggs, beat in the sugar, and then stir into the chocolate ganache, along with the lime zest and half the juice.



chocolate lime cake, baking


Fold in the flour and ground almonds.

Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks and then fold into the mixture.



chocolate lime cake, baking


Divide the mixture into two sandwich tins and bake in the oven for twenty minutes.



chocolate lime cake, baking


Melt the white chocolate over a pan of hot water, stir in the creme fraiche, and then put the ganache in the fridge for 30 minutes - 1 hour.



chocolate lime cake, baking, sandwich


Turn one of the cakes upside down and spread 1/3 of the ganache over the top.
Place the other cake on top.



chocolate lime cake, baking, sandwich


Cover the cake in the remaining white ganache, and decorate with chocolate balls.
Put in the fridge to set.

Categories
#Cake
#Chocolate
#Birthday
#White Chocolate
#Lime
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