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Torta Barozzi: The Mystery Chocolate Fudge Cake of Vignola

SandySandy Yin

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servings:Yields a cake, you doofus.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) blanched almonds, toasted
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa (not Dutch process)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons all-purpose unbleached flour (organic stone-ground preferred)
  • 8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (4 ounces) sugar
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter or almond butter
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso coffee granules, dissolved in 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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notes

From The Splendid Table You want natural unsweetened cocoa powder for this recipe, not Dutch process which has been treated to neutralize cocoa's acidity.

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