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Reine de Saba # Queen of Sheba Dessert Cake

Reine de Saba
Queen of Sheba Dessert

 1/2 lb Valrhona Spécial Gastronomie  
 2/3 cup accacia honey  
 1 cup butter at room temperature
 6 egg yolks
 1 cup flour
 2 tsp baking powder
 1 cup chopped, toasted hazelnuts 

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water and heat until melted. Warm the honey in a small saucepan. Remove the bowl of chocolate from the pan, add the honey and stir until smooth. Add the butter and egg yolks. When mixture is well blended, add flour and baking powder, and finally the chopped hazelnuts. Mix well. Pour batter into a buttered and floured 10" cake pan. Bake for 1 hour or until the blade of a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Unmold cake onto a wire rack and leave to cool. This cake will keep in a cool place for at least a week. Serves 8

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