Macadamia nut chocolate cake

Macadamia nut chocolate cake

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6

I don’t know why macadamia nuts aren’t as popular as they should be – most people seem to opt for a combination of chocolate and hazelnut. These individual cakes must be served warm as they become more like a muffin when eaten cold. If necessary, give them a quick blast in the microwave for 10 seconds to bring them back to full glory.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
75g toasted macadamia nuts
190g unsalted butter
200g sugar
4 eggs
45g unsweetened cocoa, sifted
70g plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

For the chocolate sauce:

Quantity Ingredient
25g bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 tablespoons double cream
15g sugar

To serve:

Quantity Ingredient
Coconut ice cream

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC. Butter 6 ring moulds 5cm wide by 2.5cm deep. Place on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  2. Finely grind half the macadamia nuts and coarsely chop the remaining half.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together and add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the cocoa, flour and baking powder and stir until fully incorporated. Gently fold the ground nuts into the batter.
  4. Fill the moulds two-thirds full with the batter and sprinkle with the chopped macadamia nuts.
  5. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  6. To make the sauce, gently heat the chocolate and butter in a saucepan until melted, stir in the cream and sugar and continue to heat gently, stirring, until combined.
  7. To serve, pour a pool of chocolate sauce onto each plate. Place a cake in the centre of each plate on top of the sauce. Spoon the ice cream to the side.
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