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Chocolate & Walnut Cake

About Chocolate & Walnut Cake – This walnut-studded chocolate cake has a tasty chocolate butter icing. It is perfect for coffee mornings as it can easily be made the day before.   Preparation Time: 25 min Cooking Time: 35 min     Ingredients: Note: 1 Cup = 250 ml For Cake Batter 4 Eggs 125g or ½ cup caster sugar 125g or 1 cup all purpose flour 1 tbsp cocoa powder 25g or 2 tbsp melted butter 75g melted dark chocolate 150g or 1 ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts For Icing 75g dark chocolate 125g or ½ cup butter 200g…

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Chocolate & Walnut Cake

About Chocolate & Walnut Cake – This walnut-studded chocolate cake has a tasty chocolate butter icing. It is perfect for coffee mornings as it can easily be made the day before.

 

Preparation Time: 25 min

Cooking Time: 35 min

 

 

Ingredients:

Note: 1 Cup = 250 ml

For Cake Batter

  • 4 Eggs
  • 125g or ½ cup caster sugar
  • 125g or 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 25g or 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 75g melted dark chocolate
  • 150g or 1 ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts

For Icing

  • 75g dark chocolate
  • 125g or ½ cup butter
  • 200g or 1 ¼ cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Walnut halves to decorate 

Method:

For cake batter:

  1. Grease an 18 cm / 7 inch deep round cake tin and line the base. Place the eggs and caster sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk with electric beater or egg beater for 10 minutes, or until the mixture is light and foamy and the whisk leaves a trail that lasts a few seconds when lifted.
  2. Sieve together the flour and cocoa powder and fold in with a metal spoon or spatula. Fold in the melted butter and chocolate, and the chopped walnuts.
  3. Pour into the prepared tin and bake in a preheated oven, at 160°C /325°F/Gas mark3, and bake for 30-35 minutes or until springy to the touch.
  4. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut the cold cake into 2 layers.

For Icing:

  1. To make the icing, melt the dark chocolate and leave to cool slightly. Beat together the butter, icing sugar and milk in a bowl until the mixture is pale and fluffy. Whisk in the melted chocolate.
  2. Sandwich the 2 cake layers with some of the icing and place on a serving plate. Spread the remaining icing over the top of the cake with a palette knife (spatula), swirling it slightly as you do so. Decorate the cake with the walnut halves and serve.

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2 comments

  1. Awesome receipe.i have tried.

  2. Thanks for sharing such delicious recipe..

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