Chocolate & walnut cake

Chocolate & walnut cake

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Serves: 12
Preparation: 25 minutes
Baking: 50-55 minutes


INGREDIENTS

200g unsalted butter, chopped
150g caster sugar
100g dark chocolate (I used 70% Lindt chocolate)
100g walnuts
3 eggs
120g plain flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

icing sugar, for dusting

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 180℃ and butter and flour a round cake tin.
  • Place the walnuts onto a baking tray and bake for approximately 10 minutes or until golden. Watch them closely as they tend to burn easily. Set aside to cool, then chop roughly.
  • Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan with simmering water until smooth. Make sure the bowl is not touching the water. Set aside to cool down.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter with sugar until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at the time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift in the flour with baking powder, add the vanilla, melted chocolate and nuts and fold to combine.
  • Transfer to the prepared tin and smooth the surface with a spatula. Bake for 50 – 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Do not over bake the cake, it should be nice and moist in the centre. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream or custard.

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