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Posted on 2008-04-07

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Servings: 12 Servings
 

Ingredients

1 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted*
1 tablespoon plus 1 cup sugar, divided
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
1/2 cup Hershey's Cocoa
5 eggs, separated
1/8 teaspoon salt
WARM CHOCOLATE SAUCE (recipe below)

WARM CHOCOLATE SAUCE
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa
1 teaspoon potato starch
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter


Directions

Heat oven to 375°. Grease bottom of 9-inch springform pan; line bottom with foil. Place cooled almonds in bowl of food processor with 1 tablespoon sugar; process until finely ground.

In small saucepan, melt butter; cool slightly. Stir in cocoa; cool.

Beat egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar in large bowl until pale yellow. Add chocolate mixture and salt; mix well. Stir in almonds.

Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff but not dry. Add about 1/4 beaten egg whites to chocolate mixture; stir until well blended. Gradually fold remaining egg whites into chocolate. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack. Unmold and carefully peel off foil. Cool completely. Serve with WARM CHOCOLATE SAUCE.

Garnish as desired.


WARM CHOCOLATE SAUCE

In small saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa and potato starch. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Add butter; stir until melted. Cool slightly. About 1-1/3 cups sauce.

*To toast almonds: Heat oven to 350°. Place almonds in single layer on baking sheet or in shallow baking pan. Bake 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Cool completely.


Author Comments

Hershey's is a registered trademark of Hershey Foods Corporation. Recipe may be reprinted courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens.

Copyright © 1995 Hershey Foods Corporation

 

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