Yesterday Luke and I were invited over by our friends Robin and Clarisse to play board games, a perfect Sunday afternoon activity. We played Dixit and Small World (I recommend watching the videos I’ve linked to the games, they explain them perfectly), Luke and I hadn’t played either of these before, they were both really fun. I particularly enjoyed the afternoon, as I won! Both games! Yippee!
Unfortunately this didn’t put me in the good books with our hosts, who are both seasoned board game players, luckily though I bought this cake along to share, and all was forgiven.
Chocolate Buckwheat Cake
Adapted from David Lebovitz
170 grams 70% dark chocolate
115 grams salted butter (or unsalted butter and 1/2 teaspoon of salt)
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/3 cup plain full fat yogurt
1 teaspoon powdered vanilla
3/4 cup of almond meal
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
Melt the butter and chocolate together, I did this in the microwave on reduced power. David says to do this in a bowl over simmering water. To each his own. Either way, melt together until smooth.
Whisk the four egg yolks, 1/4 cup of the sugar, yogurt and vanilla together in a large bowl. Whisk in the melted chocolate and butter, then stir in the almond meal and buckwheat flour.
Whip the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Gradually whip in the other 1/4 cup of sugar until and keep whipping until the whites are in firm peaks. Slowly fold the whipped egg whites into the chocolate mixture until it’s just combined.
Pop the cake batter into a springform tin, and bake for around 30 minutes, leaving the center still a little soft. Let cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the cake tin.
This cake was so yummy, very soft and almost puddingy, and very, very chocolatey. David also suggests making it with hazelnut meal, I’m going to try this next time. Yum!