Chocolate Almond Chiffon Cake with Amaretto Cream

KITCHENAID
17Ingredients
78Minutes
560Calories

Description

We modernized the classic and elegant chiffon cake by adding cocoa powder, almond extract, and finishing it with a cocoa amaretto whipped cream and crunchy cocoa nibs. The result is a delicate and moist crumb that has the height and lightness of ang…

l food cake, but the richness of pound cake. To ensure the chiffon cake is light and airy, take care to make sure the eggs and sugar are whipped until the batter turns pale yellow and forms thick ribbons. It takes time, but the end result will yield a cake thats moist, tender, and flavorful. Uses KitchenAid® Hand Mixer.

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Ingredients

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  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 3/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/3 cup Dutch process cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 6 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate (grated)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream (cold)
  • 1/4 cup amaretto (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa nibs (for garnish)
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    Directions

    1. Special Equipment: One 9.5-in/26-cm angel food cake pan (tube pan); spatula; box grater, sifter.
    2. Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325ºF/160ºC/gas 3.
    3. For the chocolate almond chiffon cake: In a heat proof 1-cup measurer, add the hot water, and instant espresso powder. Stir to combine. Add the melted butter, stir, and set aside. Keep the mixture warm.
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    560Calories
    Sodium12% DV290mg
    Fat49% DV32g
    Protein16% DV8g
    Carbs21% DV63g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories560Calories from Fat290
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat32g49%
    Saturated Fat18g90%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol205mg68%
    Sodium290mg12%
    Potassium260mg7%
    Protein8g16%
    Calories from Fat290
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate63g21%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Sugars41g82%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C2%
    Calcium10%
    Iron20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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