Delicious chocolate cake

    1 hour 10 min

    This chocolate cake recipe is very simple - it could be said it is a purist's chocolate cake. It was my first cake recipe and is still one of my favourite chocolate cakes! You can use ground walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, or whichever nut you prefer.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 250g butter
    • 250g sugar
    • 5 eggs
    • 100g ground nuts
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa
    • 2 measures of rum
    • 125ml of lukewarm coffee
    • 250g plain flour
    • 5 teaspoons baking powder
    • chocolate icing or ganache (optional)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Beat butter until fluffy, gradually beating in sugar and eggs. Next, one by one, add the nuts, cinnamon, cocoa, rum and lukewarm coffee.
    2. Mix flour and baking powder and gradually add to the mixture.
    3. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and grease a round baking tin. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in the preheated oven for about 50 minutes.
    4. Let cake cool and enjoy as is, or cover with icing or ganache as desired.

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