Mallorcan Chocolate Almond Cake

Traditional cake meets salty VIVANI chocolate

Text:
Katharina Kuhlmann

Photography:
© Heike Menster

6 March 2024

Our Chocolate Journey 2024 takes us to warm summery Spain in June, more precisely to the popular Balearic island of Mallorca. This is where the Mallorcan almond cake "Gató de almendra" comes from - an irresistible delicacy from the island, which is famous for its almond cultivation. A special feature of the cake is that it is made completely without any flour or raising agents. Only beaten egg whites and ground almonds create the fluffy texture. We also refine the cake with salty VIVANI chocolate, almond paste and the gourmet salt "Flor de Sal d'Es Trenc "*, which is extracted directly on Mallorca.

Ingredients

For 1 springform tin


For the cake:

5

eggs

200 g

ground almonds

100 g

coconut blossom sugar

80 g

VIVANI Dark Mallorca Fleur de Sel Chocolate

6 tbsp

olive oil

2 tbsp

almond paste

1

vanilla pod

1 pinch

Flor de Sal d’Es Trenc Natural*

a little

milk (as required)

For the decoration:

some

Dark Mallorca Fleur de Sel Chocolate

a few

coarse flakes of Flor de Sal d’Es Trenc Natural*

a little

almond paste


making

baking time
35 minutes

level of difficulty
easy

01

Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff. Slowly add the sugar and continue beating until it has dissolved.

02

Cut the vanilla pod in half lengthways and scrape out the seeds with a sharp knife.

03

Beat the egg yolks until creamy. Add the olive oil, almond butter and vanilla pulp and mix well. Fold in the ground almonds and mix everything until smooth. Depending on the size of the eggs, you may need to add a little milk to prevent the mixture from becoming too firm.

04

Now roughly chop the chocolate and fold into the almond mixture together with the beaten egg whites.

05

Pour into a greased springform tin and bake in a preheated oven at 180 °C for about 35 minutes.

06

Sprinkle the still slightly warm cake with some grated chocolate and coarse salt flakes. Drizzle with a little almond butter before serving.


* The gourmet salt “Flor de Sal d’Es Trenc” is extracted on the beautiful Mallorcan natural beach  Playa d’Es Trenc. In the salines, the natural salt crystallises into beautiful salt flowers under the influence of the sun and wind. The salt produced here has been known since the ancient world for its Mediterranean flavour and particularly mild taste. It also contains over 80 minerals and micronutrients.

VIVANI's organic and vegan Dark Chocolate with natural Fleur de Sel from Mallorca and coconut blossom sugar

Dark Mallorca
Fleur de Sel

75 % Cocoa Panama | vegan | with coconut blossom sugar

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