50 grams soft butter
100 grams sugar
100 grams plain chocolate
50 grams ground almonds
100 grams self raising flour
-Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
-Separate the eggs. Beat the yolks into the sugar and butter to give a smooth, creamy mixture.
-Break the chocolate into pieces and put the pieces in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Melt the chocolate over low heat.
-Stir the melted chocolate, sifted flour and ground almonds into the creamy mixture to give a dropping consistency.
-Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then fold them slowly into the mixture.
-Grease a pudding basin with butter and fill with the mixture.
-Cover and stand the basin in gently boiling water to come two thirds of the way up the basin. Boil for 2 ½ hours. Alternatively, cook the sponge in a steamer.
-Turn the chocolate sponge out on to a plate and serve hot.
-Serve with vanilla flavoured whipped cream and strawberries.