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Walnut Delight Cake: A nutty treat with a sweet chocolate frosting

Walnut Delight Cake: A nutty treat with a sweet chocolate frosting

This nutty delight cake offers a harmonious blend of crunchy nuts and a soft, airy sponge cake, finished with a rich chocolate icing. Using simple measurements and a simple baking approach, this cake is a perfect choice for any baker looking to impress with minimal fuss. Using a coffee mug for measurements adds a charming touch, making this recipe both approachable and enjoyable.

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Why you'll love it:

Walnut Delight Cake is irresistibly soft and moist, with the nuts providing a delicious crunch that contrasts perfectly with the sweetness of the cake. The chocolate glaze adds a layer of decadence that makes every bite a luxurious experience. This cake is not only a treat for the palate but also for the soul, especially for those who enjoy the rich, earthy flavors of nuts combined with the sweetness of chocolate.

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Perfect occasion:

This cake is ideal for a variety of occasions, whether it's a family gathering, a coffee break, or a casual dessert at a dinner party. It's also a great choice for holiday parties where a hearty and satisfying cake is enjoyed by guests of all ages.

Decorating Tips:

  • Sprinkle extra ground walnuts over the chocolate frosting for added texture and to highlight the nutty flavor.
  • Consider adding a drizzle of caramel or a pinch of sea salt to the glaze to enhance the complexity of the flavor.
  • Serve each slice with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream to balance the richness of the nuts and chocolate.

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 3 whole eggs
  • 4 coffee cups of milk
  • 6 coffee cups of sugar
  • 2 coffee cups of ground walnuts
  • 3 coffee cups of oil
  • 5 coffee cups of flour
  • 1 sachet of baking powder

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 18 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 coffee cup of water
  • 100 grams of cooking chocolate
  • 250 grams of margarine
  • 5 coffee cups of ground walnuts

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, sugar, oil and ground nuts until smooth.
  2. Gradually stir in the flour and baking powder until well incorporated.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased baking dish (larger than usual, but not as large as an oven baking sheet) and bake at 180 degrees Celsius. Use a toothpick to check for doneness; it should come out clean.
  4. For the icing, caramelize the sugar with water in a saucepan. Add the chocolate and margarine, let them melt and mix gently. Stir in the ground walnuts.
  5. Pour the hot glaze over the cooked cake and let it set.

Enjoy this Nutty Delight Cake as a wonderfully sweet and nutty addition to your dessert repertoire. Appreciate!

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