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Chocolate cake

( 6-8 persons / work time  approx. 20 min)

200 gr dark chocolate

90 gr butter

3 spoons of Rum or Grappa

3-4 spoons of raisins or cranberries (whatever you like or leave it away)

180 gr ground almonds or nuts

4 egg white

1 pinch of salt

4 egg yolk

90 gr sugar

1 pinch of cinnamon (if you like or leave it away)

lemon or orange zest grinded (if you like)


Cover the raisins / cranberries with Rum / Grappa for a minimum of 30 minutes. Melt butter with chocolate slowly in a small pot, – let it cool down a bit. Fold in the drunk fruits including the liquid as well as the cinnamon and almonds / nuts.

Whisk stiff the egg white with the salt. Stir the yolk with the sugar till it’s a light cream, afterwards fold in the chocolate butter mix. Finally fold in the stiff egg white carefully.

Put the mix in a baking form (cal.20-25 cm) covered with baking paper and bake it in the preheated oven for 35 min. at 180°.

Sprinkle the grinded lemon or orange zest on the still warm cake.

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