Heavenly Holiday Chocolate Cake
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Recipe type: dessert
 
Gooey and sweet, this crowd-pleasing chocolate almond cake will have friends and family raising their hands for seconds (and thirds!).
Ingredients
Almond Caramel with Sea Salt
  • ¾ cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • ¾ cup(s) cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup(s) toasted slivered almonds
Warm Chocolate Cake
  • 4 oz. dark chocolate
  • ½ cup(s) butter
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ cup(s) granulated sugar
Instructions
Almond Caramel with Sea Salt
  1. Warm the cream in a saucepot and set aside.
  2. Place the corn syrup and sugar in a separate saucepot over medium heat and cook until a golden caramel color has been reached stirring from time to time.
  3. Carefully and slowly add the warm cream to the caramel stirring well.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the toasted almonds.
Warm Chocolate Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Chop the chocolate and put it in a bowl with the butter. Using microwave, heat for about 30 seconds at a time until liquid and hot.
  3. Using a stand mixer, whip the eggs with the granulated sugar until light. Slowly add the chocolate butter mixture.
  4. Sift together all the dry ingredients and fold into the chocolate mixture.
  5. Fill 4 4-oz oven safe dishes half way with the cake batter. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven, spoon the almond caramel sauce over the top of the cake and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
Recipe by 5 Minutes for Mom at http://www.5minutesformom.com/67909/top-chef-chris-hanmer/