Raspberry, Chocolate & Almond Upside-Down Cake

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
¼ cup raspberry liqueur
2 cups fresh raspberries
1 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped
½ cup unsalted margarine
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ cups ground toasted almonds
1 cup all-purpose flour
5 eggs, separated
2 cups pareve whipping cream

To prepare the cake, line the bottom and sides of a 10-inch spring form pan with aluminum foil. Put the brown sugar and liqueur in a medium sauté pan and cook until melted. Whisk to make a smooth sauce. Pour the sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan and distribute the raspberries over the bottom of the pan. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350°. Melt the chocolate and unsalted margarine in the top of a metal bowl set over gently simmering water. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sugar, almonds, and flour. Mix well. Add the egg yolks and mix well.

Put the egg whites in the bowl of a heavy –duty mixer and whip until soft peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate batter, using broad strokes.

Put 1 cup of the pareve cream in the mixer bowl and whip on high speed until soft peaks form. Gently fold the pareve whipped cream into the chocolate batter. Pour the batter over the raspberries in the pan.

Place the pan in the oven and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes. Invert the cake onto serving platter.

Whip the remaining cup of pareve whipped cream to soft peaks. Slice the cake, top each piece with a dollop of the pareve whipped cream, and serve warm.

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