Molten Centre Sponge Cakes
5,5 / 10
1 hr 40 min.
- ½ cup butter
- 0.333 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup ground almonds
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 large egg whites
- 3 ½ ozs Dark chocolate (minimum 60% cocoa solids)
How healthy are the main ingredients?almond
Suggested variation; try stirring 1 tbsp finely grated orange zest into the Madeleine mixture.
Heat the butter until it foams and starts to smell nutty, then leave to cool.
Combine the flour, ground almonds and icing sugar in a bowl and whisk in the eggs whites. Pour the cooled butter through a sieve into the bowl and whisk into the mixture until evenly mixed. Leave the cake mixture to rest in the fridge for an hour.
Preheat the oven to 170°C (150 fan) | 325°F | gas 3 and oil and flour a 12-hole Madeleine mould.
Spoon the mixture into the moulds. Break the chocolate into 12 squares and press a square into the top of each Madeleine, then transfer the tin to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
Transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool for 2 minutes before serving.