Chocolate Cloud Cake (Nigella Lawson) Recipe

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  1. For the cream topping:
  2. Special equipment: 9-inch springform pan
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of the cake pan with baking parchment.
  4. Melt the chocolate either in a double boiler or a microwave, add the butter and let melt in the warm chocolate.
  5. Beat the 2 whole eggs and 4 egg yolks with 1/3 cup of the sugar, then gently add the chocolate mixture, the orange-flavored liqueur and the orange zest.
  6. In another bowl, whisk the 4 egg whites until foamy, then gradually add the remaining sugar and whisk until the whites hold their shape but are not too stiff. Lighten the chocolate mixture with a dollop of egg whites, and then fold in the rest of the whites. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the cake is risen and cracked and the center is no long wobbly. Cool the cake in its pan on a wire rack; the middle will sink as it cools.
  7. When you are ready to eat, place the still pan-bound cake on a cake stand or plate for serving and carefully remove the sides of the pan from the cake. Don't worry about cracks or rough edges, it's the crater look we're going for here. Whip the cream until it's soft and then add the vanilla and orange-flavored liqueur and continue whisking until the cream is firm but not stiff. Fill the crater of the cake with the whipped cream, easing it out gently towards the edges of the cake, and dust the top lightly with cocoa powder pushed through a tea-strainer.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 779.82 Kcal (3265 kJ)
Calories from fat 413.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45.91g 71%
Cholesterol 221.31mg 74%
Sodium 83.26mg 3%
Potassium 388.5mg 8%
Total Carbs 70.79g 24%
Sugars 24.26g 97%
Dietary Fiber 4.38g 18%
Protein 23.16g 46%
Vitamin C 9mg 15%
Vitamin A 1.3mg 42%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Calcium 262.7mg 26%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 559.66 Kcal (2343 kJ)
Calories from fat 296.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.95g 71%
Cholesterol 158.82mg 74%
Sodium 59.75mg 3%
Potassium 278.82mg 8%
Total Carbs 50.8g 24%
Sugars 17.41g 97%
Dietary Fiber 3.14g 18%
Protein 16.62g 46%
Vitamin C 6.4mg 15%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 42%
Iron 2.3mg 18%
Calcium 188.5mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.6
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • good source of fiber

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