Mexican Chocolate and Almond Cake Recipe

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Mexican Chocolate and Almond Cake
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  1. For cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line bottom of 8-inch square baking pan with parchment. Finely grind almonds, chocolate, orange peel and cinnamon in processor. In medium bowl of electric mixer, beat yolks and 3 tablespoons sugar until light yellow and slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Mix in nut mixture (mixture will be very thick). Using clean dry bowl and beater, beat egg whites in large bowl until soft peaks form. Add remaining 3 tablespoons sugar and beat until stiff but not dry. Mix half of whites into chocolate mixture to lighten. Gently fold in remaining whites.
  2. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. Turn out cake and remove paper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Wrap tightly; store at room temperature.)
  3. For sauce: Melt chocolate in heavy small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Mix in half and half and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and stir until smooth. Cool. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)
  4. Whip cream and sugar until peaks form. Cut cake into squares and place on plates. Top each square with mound of whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with chocolate sauce. Arrange orange slices in front of cake squares.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3053.65 Kcal (12785 kJ)
Calories from fat 1958.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 217.6g 335%
Cholesterol 929.77mg 310%
Sodium 442.91mg 18%
Potassium 2545.43mg 54%
Total Carbs 259.27g 86%
Sugars 199.91g 800%
Dietary Fiber 33.74g 135%
Protein 79.02g 158%
Vitamin C 8.7mg 15%
Iron 17mg 95%
Calcium 811.4mg 81%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 346.88 Kcal (1452 kJ)
Calories from fat 222.46 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.72g 335%
Cholesterol 105.62mg 310%
Sodium 50.31mg 18%
Potassium 289.15mg 54%
Total Carbs 29.45g 86%
Sugars 22.71g 800%
Dietary Fiber 3.83g 135%
Protein 8.98g 158%
Vitamin C 1mg 15%
Iron 1.9mg 95%
Calcium 92.2mg 81%

* 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

  • 78.4
  • 89

Good Points

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

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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