Queen of Sheba Cake

Queen Of Sheeba Cake

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6 oz semi sweet chocolate
6 oz butter
1/4 tsp almond extract
4 large eggs – separated
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp cream of tartar

8″ springform pan lined with parchment bottom

Combine chocolate and butter over a water bath and melt.
Remove and stir in almond extract.

Beat yolks with 1/2 cup sugar until pale and thick. Stir in chocolate, almonds and flour.

In another bowl, beat whites and cream of tartar . Add 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff. Fold into yolk mixture, do not overbeat.

Pour into prepared pan and bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
Cool completely in pan.
With your hand, push down around the sides until the cake it even. Turn over onto a serving platter and remove springform pan and parchment round.

This cake can be made up to 3 days in advance or frozen for 3 months.

GLAZE:

6 oz semisweet chocolate
1 stick butter
1 tbsps corn syrup.

Melt altogether over a water bath. Remove. Cool to 90-92 degrees and then glaze cake and decorate with almonds or as you wish.

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