by Ed Halmagyi


  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 100g dark cocoa powder
  • 250g almond meal


1 Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat with the paddle attachment on medium speed for 5 minutes, until very light and creamy. Add the eggs a little at a time, sprinkling in the cocoa between each addition.
2 Fold in the almond meal, and beat until smooth.