Walnut & Lemon Cake

Walnut & Lemon Cake

Fine delicious cake, the combination between walnuts, lemon and chocolate is absolutely great.

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Ingredients
  • Makes about 8-10 servings
  • Cake Base
  • 140 g butter
  • 7 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 6 tbsp ground walnuts
  • 1 lemon finely grated zest
  • 4 egg whites
  • Yolks Filling
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 7 tbsp powdered sugar
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F).Butter 10-inch(26 cm) springform pan(with a removable base), and dust with flour.  
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until well mixed. Add walnuts, lemon zest and flour and mix well. 
  3. Separate egg yolks form egg whites. Whip egg whites until foamy and form stiff peaks. Fold in egg whites into butter mixture.
  4. Mix egg yolks with sugar until thick, creamy and pale yellow colored. 
  5. Pour the butter mixture into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and add yolks mixture on top of the cake and bake for another 15 minutes.
  6. To prepare chocolate glaze melt the chocolate over a bain-marie until smooth. Stir in butter and heavy cream until well blended. Use immediately, pour over the cake.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:299, Fat:21.2 g, Saturated Fat:11.5 g, Carbohydrates:23.7 g, Sugar:19.7 g, Fiber:0.8 g, Protein:4.9 g, Cholesterol:123 mg, Calories from Fat 191, Sodium 123mg, Vitamin A 11%, Calcium 4%, Vitamin C 1%, Iron 4%, Nutrition Grade C-, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On June 30, 2011 at 07:37 pm, Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts said...
Great cake - that ganache looks so dark and rich!
On June 30, 2011 at 08:54 pm, Happy When Not Hungry said...
This cake looks amazing! Love that ganache too. Yum!

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