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Walnut layered cake with mascarpone, dark chocolate cream, coffee and cognac

Walnut layered cake with mascarpone, dark chocolate cream, coffee and cognac

Chocolate cake layers:

  • 140 grams of wheat flour

  • 150 grams of sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 3 tbsp. Cocoa powder

Beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift now the flour, baking powder and cocoa together in a bowl and sift again, a little at a time, into the egg mixture while gently turned so the mass is uniformly airy.
When the mass is homogeneous, it is ready to be poured into molds. Bake them either one at a time in a springform or pour all the dough in one spring form and after baking,  slice it into the number of layers you want.
If the layers is baked separately, bake at 240 ° C for about 5 minutes depending on how thick they are and how your oven heats.
If the cake layers are baked in a mold and subsequently cut, bake at 180 degrees until evenly baked, cake must not be sticky when you insert a wooden toothpick.
When cake is out of the oven let rest for five minutes. Loosen along the rim slightly before spring mold is opened that it does not crack.

Filling:

  • 7.5 dl whipping cream

  • grains of vanilla pod

  • 300 g walnuts

  • 300g dark chocolate

  • 250 g mascarpone

  • cognac

Whisk 1/2 liter of cream with grains of 1/2 vanilla pod. Add the chopped chocolate.
Whisk 2.5 dl of cream with grains of 1/2 vanilla pod. Add chopped walnuts and mascarpone.
Build the cake and pour glaze over it.

Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons Nescafe coffee powder

  • 4 tablespoons boiling water

  • icing sugar

Boil the water up, add coffee powder and whisk it together with icing sugar for proper consistency and spread over cake. Garnish with whole walnut kernels.

 

 

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