This very nice spongy cake will delight children and adults alike and is a doddle to make with (or without) Thermomix. I had seen the recipe a while ago in one of Demarle’s magazines. For those who don’t know Demarle, it’s a French company who specialise in very high quality silicone moulds. They are probably the best on the market but like Thermomix, they only sell through demonstrations. Anyways, I had the recipe in the back of my mind when I see it in Lylou’s blog “Quand Lylou cuisine“. So no more prevarication, I finally decided to try it and here is the recipe…
180g softened unsalted butter
180g sugar (I only put 150g)
60g ground almond
1/2 tsp baking powder
50g chocolate vermicellis (or a mixture of vermicelli and chocolate chips)
For the ganache
100g dark chocolate
- Preheat the oven at 180C
- Butter and flour individual moulds or use a silicone tray of any shapes you like (I used the square savarins tray)
- Place the butter and sugar in the TM bowl and mix 30 sec/speed 4.
- Continue mixing at speed 4 and add the eggs one by one through the hole on the running blades.
- Turn off the speed and add the ground almond, flour and baking powder.
- Mix for 10 sec/speed 6. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix another 10 sec/speed 6.
- Add the chocolate vermicelli/chips and mix 10 sec/speed 3/reverse blade.
- Pour into the silicone moulds or individual tins and bake for 12/15 minutes.
- Take the cakes out of the oven and let them cool down while you prepare the ganache.
- In the clean TM bowl, place the chocolate chunks and cream and cook for 5 minutes/90C/speed 2.
- Pour onto the cakes and serve warm. I used a thickened orange coulis for decoration but orange segments or any other coulis will do…