o, the delicacy I’m making today is egg free almond and chocolate cake! “Excellent!”, I’m sure you’ll say, “This post will be short, since we already know how to make almond sponge cake, as well as ganache!”. Well, not so fast! First – a short announcement to all the newcomers into the sweetness universe: if you don’t know what is ganache and how to make it, check my post about !
My Egg Free Almond and Chocolate Cake
So, let’s get back to our delicious egg free almond sponge cake! To enhance the divine almond flavor I am using toasted almond flour! Now, if you have never heard about that, don’t worry, I’ll teach you how make it. You will need one baking tray lined with parchment paper, and some almond flour, of course. Place almond flour onto the baking tray and spread it evenly. Bake it at 180°C (350°F) for about 10 minutes, until nicely golden and fragrant. Check your almond flour halfway through baking, and stir it a bit so it browns evenly. Yum!
So, once I make my almond sponge cake, I will make delicious silky dark chocolate ganache. The only downside of this divine silkiness is that I will need to chill it in the fridge overnight, so my cake will be done tommorow, but it will be worth the wait! Once I assemble my cake I will decorate it with some juicy redcurrants. Delish!
A Few Words about Redcurrants
Now, let me continue by saying a few words about the unsung hero of the fruit universe – humble, little redcurrant. So, redcurrant, known as Ribes rubrum, is a small, low-growing shrub, native to northern Europe and northern Asia, widely cultivated for its fruit both commercially and in home gardens. This cute little fruit is a great source of antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin B and manganese. As we all know, antioxidants strengthen the immune system and ward off diseases. These vitamins also help with skin cell regeneration and promote healing from harmful UV ray damage. Redcurrants are good source of iron, which is essential for the formation of red blood cells. Potassium present in redcurrants also helps prevent hypertension and lowers blood pressure.
Redcurrants are extremely low in calories, with only about 60 per cup and high in dietary fiber, making them an ideal weight loss food. Imagine that, only 60 calories per cup, wow! There, since now you know how fabulous and useful redcurrants are, I can finally get to work! So – let’s make that egg free almond and chocolate cake together!
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