Here is a tip if you are in charge of the birthday cake! It’s quite easy to prepare, and the fondant « touch » will always impress your guests! It’s one of the first recipes I learnt how to cook when I was a teen, so now I almost do it eyes closed (and yeah, once when on the phone, but it is not to be recommended J). So, except if your guests hate chocolate (poor dears), you won’t miss your target!
125 g butter
125 g sugar
125 g dark chocolate
75 g floor
½ sachet dried yeast
Some flaked almonds
Preheat the oven at 180°.
Melt the butter and the chocolate, then bring them together (the method here).
Separately, mix the egg yolks and the sugar. Add the chocolate-butter mix, then the flour and dried yeast.
Beat the egg whites until stiff, and then add them very gently.
Butter a round mould, pour the mixture and sprinkle with flaked almonds.
Bake for 25 min at 180°.
The secret is in the baking. If you bake for too long, you will have a regular cake, not a fondant. I indicated the time for my oven, sadly, they are all different. So once you have the perfect baking time for your oven, write it down!!