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Jurassic Chocolate Cake

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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  3 Hours 45 Minutes
  Serves 10
For the Cake:
2 oz brazil nuts, halved
4 oz chopped glaceed apricots
4 oz chopped glaceed figs
3 oz chopped pitted prunes
2 1/2 oz chopped glaceed ginger
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons brandy or rum
1/2 cup butter
9 1/2 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup ground almonds
6 1/2 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Silver balls, for decorating
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FOR THE CAKE: Combine the nuts, fruits, and 1/4 cup of the brandy in a bowl and let stand for 2-3 hours.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Grease and line an 8-inch round cake pan.

Melt the butter and chocolate in a pan. Remove from heat. Stir in the extra brandy, sugar, and egg yolks, one at a time. Stir in the sour cream. Fold in the flour, baking powder, and ground almonds.

Beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites through the chocolate fruit mixture. Spread the mixture into the pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours.

FOR THE ICING: Combine the chocolate and oil in the top of a double boiler. Stir over simmering water until the chocolate melts. Spread the mixture over the cooled cake and decorate with silver balls.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 10
Calories: 476
Fat. Total: 27g
Fiber: 3g
Carbohydrates, Total: 53g
Sodium: 55mg
% Cal. from Fat: 51%
Cholesterol: 72mg
Protein: 7g
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