Thomas Family Birthday Cake (a.k.a. Julia Child's Chocolate and Almond Cake
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Thomas Family Birthday Cake (a.k.a. Julia Child's Chocolate and Almond Cake Preparation
Melt chocolate and rum together.
Combine butter and sugar until fluffy, beat in egg yolks. Mix in melted chocolate.
Beat egg whites and salt separately until stiff peaks form. Add 1 T sugar.
Alternately add egg white, almonds and flour to chocolate mixture.
Pour into greased and floured (or parchment lined) 8" cake pan. Bake at 350* for 25 minutes or less. Cake should be "done" on the outer circumference and "pudding-like" in the center. DO NOT OVER BAKE
Let cool and frost with icing and decorate with almonds.
Cooking Tip: 2 Tbs rum = 1 Tbs rum extract = 2 Tbs coffee
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