I like lighter tastes over rich ones, so this is a light batter. The chocolate is rich with a delicate taste.
Adding cocoa powder and almonds makes a heavy batter, so I tried various things to keep it light. I finally came up with a soft batter.
In Steps 2-5 mix well, and do so in a way to include air. However in Step 6, mix quickly and avoid kneading.
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