Bittersweet Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake
Bittersweet Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake might be just the European recipe you are searching for. One serving contains 385 calories, 5g of protein, and 27g of fat. For $1.84 per serving, you get a dessert that serves 10. If you have butter, sea salt, irish whiskey, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. st. patrick day will be even more special with this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes.
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Butter and flour 8-inch-diameter springform pan.
Boil 1/2 cup whiskey in small saucepan until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 2 minutes.
Combine bittersweet chocolate, espresso powder mixture, and 1/4 cup boiled whiskey in small metal bowl.
Place bowl over saucepan of simmering water; stir until mixture is smooth.
Remove bowl from over water. Finely grind almonds with 2 tablespoons flour in processor.
Using electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup butter and 6 tablespoons vanilla sugar in medium bowl until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks 1 at a time, then sea salt. Fold in chocolate mixture, then ground almond mixture. Using clean dry beaters, beat egg whites in another bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into batter alternately with remaining 4 tablespoons flour in 3 additions.
Transfer batter to prepared pan.
Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool in pan on rack 30 minutes.
Remove pan sides and cool cake completely.
Combine semisweet chocolate and remaining 2 tablespoons whiskey in small metal bowl.
Place bowl over saucepan of simmering water and stir until smooth.
Remove bowl from over water.
Add remaining 1/4 cup butter to chocolate mixture, 1 small piece at a time, whisking until each piece is melted before adding next.
Place bowl over larger bowl of ice water. Using electric mixer, beat icing until thickened to spreadable consistency, about 1 minute.
Spread icing over top and sides of cake. DO AHEAD Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover with cake dome and let stand at room temperature.