Sephardic Chocolate and Almond Cake

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Appears in
Real Chocolate: Over 50 Inspiring Recipes for Chocolate Indulgence

By Chantal Coady

Published 2003

  • About

This is a variation on Claudia Roden’s recipe that has been one of our family favourites for years – another must-have at the annual family cricket match. My brother-in-law, Simon Roden, first introduced me to this cake.


  • 225 g real dark chocolate
  • 25 g unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for greasing
  • 5</


Melt the chocolate as described. After taking the chocolate out of the oven, turn the temperature up to 180°C/Gas 4 and butter a 25 cm springform tin. Mix the butter into the melted chocolate. Whisk the egg whites with the sugar to meringue/soft peak consis