Chocolate Walnut Cake

by Sylviane Nuccio on November 29, 2013

in Recipes

I know some of you might not like chocolate and some might not like walnuts, but the creativity of cooking means that you can take any basic recipe and replace it with the ingredients that you do like.

I made this cake yesterday for Thanksgiving dinner as I am not a pumpkin kind of person, but I just love chocolate cakes.

Here is the step by step recipe.

Ingredients for  the Cake

- 4 eggs

- 250 gr of butter

- 250 of sugar

- 150 of flour

- 120 grams of baking chocolate

- 150 grams of shell-less walnuts

- 2 table spoons of rum

- 2 table spoons of whipping cream

- 1 small coffee spoon of baking soda

- 1 pinch of salt (no adding salt if you’re using salted butter)


- 75 grams of chocolate

- 3 spoons of whipping cream

- 75 grams of walnuts

- 1 pinch of cake or cracker crumbs


Melt the butter in a small cooking pot on low heat.

Grind the walnuts until to small crumbs (but not powder).

Separate the whites from the yokes in two different large baking bowls.

Mix the baking soda and pinch of salt to the flour.

When the butter is melted, use the same pot to melt the chocolate with the two spoons of whipping cream together. Melt the chocolate in bain-marie.

When chocolate is fully melted stir with a wooden spoon until you obtain a soft smooth sauce.

Making the Cake

Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until firm. If you are using unsalted butter like I do, add a pinch of salt.

Mix the yokes, sugar and rum together until you obtain a pale yellow mix. Then add the butter little by little until well mixed with the rest.

Then add the walnuts and mix until all incorporated. Then pour the chocolate little by little to the mix as you stir with electric mixer. When the chocolate is fully mixed add the flour little by little while mixing as well.

When chocolate and egg white bowls are ready, poor the egg whites into the chocolate mix and stir in an up and down fashion cutting into the mix rather than stirring so you won’t break the yokes.

Pour into a well-buttered and paper waxed mold and bake for 50 minutes at 350° (depending on your oven it could me more or less).  To make sure that it’s fully done plant a clean table knife in the center. If the knife come out clean and dry it’s done.

Let it cool of for 10-15 minutes until you take it out of the mold.


Melt the chocolate and cream. When well melted and smooth add the nuts.   Pour on top of the cake and spread all over it with a flat spatula.

Spread some cracker crumbs for decoration.

Let the cake become cold before eating.

I hope you enjoy this one. Please, leave your comments below!

Bon Appetit!


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1 Adrienne November 29, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Hey Sylviane,

Well I do love chocolate cake and that sounds delicious. I’m not big on walnuts but you mentioned replacing it with whatever we wanted. I’m collecting some recipes now so I’ll have to add this one to the list for trying sometime in the near future.

Thank you for sharing it and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends.



2 Sylviane Nuccio November 30, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Yes Adrienne,

You can replace the walnuts by other nuts or no nuts or whatever. I do that all the time with recipes.

I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving :)


3 Alysha November 30, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Hello Sylviane, I am pretty fat but cute and I always try to avoid food like this. But I can’t control myself to see this.


4 Sylviane Nuccio December 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Hi Alysha,

Sorry, I seemed to have missed your comment here. I’m glad you like chocolate cake. Don’t say you’re fat. Bad negative affirmation :)


5 Jeremy Norton December 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I love both chocolates and walnuts so I’d definitely follow this recipe. This looks really yummy.


6 Sylviane Nuccio December 2, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I’m glad you like it, Jeremy.


7 Donna Merrill December 2, 2013 at 4:11 am

You did it Sylviane!

I ran for a piece of chocolate as I was reading this post! I try hard not to eat too much of it but this looks delightful!



8 Sylviane Nuccio December 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Ah, you’re so funny Donna, I’m glad you like chocolate cakes.

Thank you for coming by.


9 Jacob December 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Hi Sylviane,
This recipe makes me tongue licking :) I wish to try this on my kitchen The Ingredients you are added here are very easy and healthy one. Thanks for sharing this cake preparation tip here :


10 Shaun Hoobler December 14, 2013 at 6:36 am

Nicely done. Let me try it…


11 Jeremy Norton January 14, 2014 at 3:36 am

I love Walnut cake. I didn’t know it is this easy to make.


12 sanchezmark January 14, 2014 at 4:47 am

This really does sound delicious and your photo tutorial makes it possible for everyone to have great results. This is my first visit to your blog, but I plan to return. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I enjoyed the time I spent here. I hope you have a great day


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