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Freda’s (James' grandmother's) Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Freda’s (James' grandmother's) Chocolate Cake, by , is from Our Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

James & Marianne Killick
Added: Tuesday, July 11, 2006


1 pkg. (8 oz) Bakers Sweet or Semi-sweet chocolate
1 stick butter
3/4 c. super fine sugar
5 eggs (separated)
3/4 c. ground almonds (I grind mine in my coffee grinder)
1/2 c. flour mixed with 1/2 tsp. baking powder
Raspberry jam
Chocolate icing

Melt chocolate over low heat, stir until blended.
Cream chocolate with butter, sugar and egg yolks.
Beat well, then fold in almonds and mix in flour & baking powder. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Put into greased and floured single 8” cake pan. Bake at 350˚ until firm (about 45 minutes). When cake is cooled, split in half into 2 layers and sandwich with raspberry jam.
Top with your favorite chocolate icing recipe. If edges brown too quickly, put strips of foil around pan.

Chocolate Glaze

Melt 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate and 3 tbsp. butter over low heat. Remove from heat, stir in 1 cup confectioner’s sugar and 3/4 tsp. vanilla. Mix in about 2 tbsp. hot water, 1 tsp. at a time, stirring well until glaze is of proper consistency. Drizzle over cake.




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