Moroccan Cake (Le Russe)
95 mins (prep 35, cooking 60)
9 ingredients
8 servings
Connoisseurs who taste this seductive dessert of meringue and chocolate ganache will be reminded of a French dacquoise. Yet in Morocco this unforgettable flourless, butterless cake bears the intriguing name of Le Russe, "the Russian." Look for superfine sugar in the baking section of supermarkets, or simply make it by grinding granulated sugar in a food processor. From The Scent of Orange Blossoms: Sephardic Cuisine from Morocco (Canada, UK), by Kitty Morse and Danielle Mamane.

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Serving Size (85.36 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 417.54 Calories from Fat 215.64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.96g 294.84%
Saturated Fat 1.76g 70.41%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 73.59mg 24.53%
Total Carbohydrate 49.06g 130.83%
Dietary Fiber 3.83 g 122.41%
Sugars 43.3 g %
Protein 5.9g 94.32%
Vitamin A 7.89IU% Vitamin C 2.48mg%
Calcium 45.43mg% Iron 1.89mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
semisweet chocolate, brewed coffee, heavy whipping cream