The Albert Ménès almond and chocolate cake from Visan en Provence is unique. This extremely tasty cake has been made in Provence, near the village of Visan, for more than twenty years. The pastry chefs produce their creations one by one, by hand, and bake them in a traditional oven. The recipe of the Visan cake, with its incomparable moistness, has not changed since it was created – finest-quality almonds, whole eggs, fresh churned PDO Bresse butter and cocoa. The list of ingredients is short and 100% natural, as it does not contain any additives, preservatives or flavourings. The high almond content and absence of flour in the recipe for these cakes give them a refined flavour and unparalleled softness.
This cake, ideal for dessert or a snack, is a successful marriage between the strength of the cocoa and the sweetness of the almonds. It can be enjoyed on its own or topped with custard or a coffee cream. It is delicious warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and is a perfect accompaniment to coffee. To remove it from the case, gently separate the cake from the edges by sliding a thin, flexible knife around it.