Walnut torte fudge cake

Chocolate fudge cake, the ultimate feel good treat. Why not give our recipe a go? This cake is always popular when be put in back on the menu during the winter months and now you can make it at home!

Cakes and bakes
Chocolate hazelnut torte cake
  • Preparation time 40 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 45 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 180g Dark chocolate
  • 200g Baking margarine        
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract             
  • 100g Walnuts, roasted and blitzed until fine
  • 50g Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder         
  •   Eggs
  • 150g Caster sugar         
  • 1 tsp Salt

For the topping:

  • 100ml Double cream   
  • 100g Dark chocolate     
  • 20g White chocolate 

Method

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  • Make sure the chocolate mixture is cool before adding to the eggs.
  • Make sure the eggs are whisked really well, this could take up to 10 minutes.
  • When blitzing the walnuts, ensure they're cold, don't over blend or they will form a paste which won't work in the recipe.
  1. Melt the chocolate and margarine together and add the vanilla flavouring, leave to cool while you whisk the eggs.        
  2. Place the walnuts, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl and mix together well.            
  3. Place the eggs and sugar in the bowl of your mixer, attach the whisk and start to mix on number one, add a tsp salt and continue mixing.             
  4. Increase the speed to maximum and continue to whisk until the mixture reaches      ribbon stage.   
  5. Remove the whisk and slowly pour in the cooled chocolate mixture, stirring with a    metal spoon until incorporated.           
  6. Sprinkle the walnut mixture over the top of the mix and gently fold through until      incorporated.  
  7. Pour into your baking tins and tap once on the worktop to remove any large air bubbles, place into the oven at 150°C and bake for around 45 minutes or until risen and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, remove and leave to cool.
  8. Place the cream in a pan and bring to a boil, immediately switch off the heat and add the chocolate, stir until melted and smooth.              
  9. Pour the topping over the torte, letting it drip down the sides.
  10. Melt the white chocolate and drop randomly over the top of the cake, use a spoon to swirl gently. Leave to set before serving.