Strawberry chocolate almond flour cake

This chocolate strawberry cake is a delicious treat with lots of fresh organic strawberries available in the summertime. It is easy and quick to make, usually in less than two hours.
Strawberry chocolate almond cake

Cake dough
5 eggs (preferably at room temperature)
1/4 cup cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 cups lightly packed almond meal/flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt 

Dark chocolate and sweetened condensed milk frosting
1 can/14oz/400grams) sweetened condensed milk
20-30 grams dark chocolate pieces or 1/4 of dark chocolate bar
1 tablespoon pasture butter (at room temperature)

1 cup sliced strawberries or other fresh fruits 


Cake dough
Preheat the oven to 350F / 180C. In a medium size bowl beat the eggs with an electric mixer or whisk for a few seconds until foamy. Add vanilla extract and cream of tartar (optional). Gradually add cane sugar, while mixing at medium to high speed for about five minutes until the mixture has is light colored and doubles in volume.
Almond sponge cake batter
In a separate bowl whisk dry ingredients together including all purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt. 
Almond flour

Add flour mixture gradually into egg batter while gently folding into it.
Parchment paper pan lining

Line a 25cm/10 inch pan with parchment paper while using a drop of cooking oil under the parchment paper to help keep it from sliding.
Almond flour batter

Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake. Allow to cool before decorating.
Almond flour sponge cake

Chocolate and condensed milk frosting
In a small sauce pan add 2 teaspoons of water (to prevent condensed milk from sticking to the bottom of the pan) and place on a low-medium heat. Add condensed milk and chocolate pieces.
Chocolate condensed milk batter

Whisk continuously for 5-6 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken.
Condensed milk frosting
Remove from heat, cover with a lid and allow to cool before mixing in butter.
To assemble the cake use half of the frosting and strawberries to spread inside the cake and the rest on top.
Split sponge cake

Apply light pressure to fruits to attach to the cake.
Assembling strawberry chocolate cake

Happy baking!

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