Chocolate-Almond Cake

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Chocolate-Almond Cake
1 cup confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder (high fat cocoa processed with alkali 22%)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons finely ground almond flour
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup salted butter
2 teaspoons inverted sugar
1/2 cup pasteurized egg whites

Strawberry-Champagne Jelly
1 sheet silver gelatin
1/2 cup sparkling wine
1 tablespoon honey
Zest of 1/4 small lemon
6 medium strawberries, finely diced

Swiss Meringue
1/2 cup pasteurized egg whites, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup confectioners sugar
Pinch of salt

Garnish
1 small lime, zested
1 (.33-ounce) envelope popping carbonated candy
Edible gold leaf
Micro basil

Directions…
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