Ultralight Chocolate Cake
plus extra for the pan
whole, toasted, finely grounded
extra for the pan
Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃).
Beat 6 of the egg whites until stiff.
In medium bowl, combine cocoa with sugar, oil, remaining 2 egg whites, coffee, vanilla extract and orange rind.
Mix ground almonds with flour and then add to cocoa mixture.
Stir well. Add ⅓ of the beaten egg whites.
Mix with rubber spatula.
Then fold in the remainder of the beaten egg whites.
Pour into an oiled and floured 8 inch springform pan.
Bake for 25 minutes at 350℉ (180℃). (Be careful not to overbake.)
Remove from oven and allow cake to sit for 10 minutes before removing from springform pan.
Cool completely. Put dolly (or stencil of your choice) on top of cake.
Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, then remove dolly carefully, leaving lace design.
Serve with fresh berries on the side.
Make 6 little desserts.