To celebrate culinary icon Julia Child’s 100th birthday my Baking Partners group chose Reine de Saba avec Glaçage au Chocolat which translates into “Queen of Sheba” with Chocolate Frosting or Chocolate Almond Cake.
Swathi, the creator of the group, chose this cake to kick off our first challenge. Genius.
The cake is like a fudgy, dense brownie. Utterly divine.
Julia leaves the choice of flavoring up to you between rum or coffee. I chose coffee. Coffee boosts the flavor of chocolate, making it deeper and richer. The cake has almond meal in it too that you make yourself by pulverizing almonds in a food processor. You can make this gluten free by swapping out the 1/2 cup cake flour for almond meal.
If you pop on over to Swathi’s Zesty Southwest Indian Kitchen you will see all of my baking partner’s creations. No two look the same but they’re all beautiful. I’m proud to be a part of this talented baking group.