Chocolate & Date Cake Recipe
As sure as eggs is eggs, and there are plenty of them here, this is sure to be a sweet tooth's delight!
I have always had a tendency to shy away from tortes because I considered them to be complicated but much to my surprise it is definitely not the case.
Pref Time: 15-20 mins
Cook Time: 40-50 mins
6 egg whites
220g caster sugar
150g dark chocolate, melted
35g plain flour, sifted
200g fresh dates, pitted and chopped
cocoa powder , for dusting
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the egg whites in a large bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form.
Gradually add the caster sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and whisk for 30 seconds. Once all of the sugar has been added, scrape down the sides of the bowl and whisk for a further 3–4 minutes.
Add the chocolate, flour and dates and fold through. Spoon into a lightly greased 22 cm springform tin and bake for 40–50 minutes or until the outside is crisp.
Serve with whipped cream and dark chocolate. Serve warm or cold.