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                         Chocolate Almond Rum Cake
 Recipe By     : Sam Waring <Sam.Waring@382-91-12.ima.infomail.com>
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8      oz            Chocolate, dark cooking
      1/3  c             Rum
    8      oz            Butter, unsalted
    1      c             Sugar, confectioners; plus 2 tablespoons
    6                    Eggs; separated
    1      c             Almonds, ground
      3/4  c             Flour
                         CHOCOLATE ICING
    4      oz            Chocolate, dark cooking
    4      oz            Butter, unsalted
    2      T             Rum
    1      c             Almonds, flaked
    Melt chocolate and rum over hot water.  Cool, do not allow to set.
    Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add egg yolks
    gradually. Beat well. Transfer mix to large bowl.  Stir in chocolate
    mix and almonds. Beat egg whites until firm peaks form.  Add extra
    sugar.  Beat until dissolved. Fold egg whites and sifted flour
    gradually into chocolate mix. Spread into well-greased deep round
    cake tin which has base lined with greased, grease-proof paper.  Bake
    in moderate oven (350 degree) 50 minutes. Stand five minutes before
    turning onto wire rack to cool. When cold, spread top and side with
    chocolate icing. Toast flaked almonds five minutes in moderate oven
    and cool. Press toasted, flaked almonds around top and side.
    Icing:  Melt chocolate, butter, and rum together over hot water.
    Stir till smooth. Cool until thick and spreadable.
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