Sunday, July 12, 2015

Chocolate, cognac and walnuts cake - recipe (including photos)

Ingredients for the dough:
  • 90 grams of sugar
  • 80 grams of flour
  • 15 grams of cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • salt
 Ingredients for the filling:
  • 200 grams of dark chocolate
  • 150 grams of crushed walnuts
  • 150 grams of fresh cream
  • 30 grams of butter
  • 30 milliliters of milk
  • 2 spoons with sugar
  • 2 spoons with cognac

Ingredients for the syrup:
  • 250 milliliters of water
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • 2 spoons with cognac

Prepare the dough

Mix the eggs with the sugar for exactly 15 minutes.

In a separate bowl mix the flour with the cocoa powder and the salt and then add it slowly over the beaten eggs.

Pour the dough in a round oven pan (about 18 cm diameter) and put it in the preheated oven at 180 Celsius degrees for 40-45 minutes or until ready. Put it aside to cool!

Now, prepare the filling:

Melt the chocolate together with the butter and the milk.
Once melted, put aside to cool!

Add the crushed walnuts and the cognac and mix. You can keep 30 grams of walnuts for the decoration.

Beat the fresh cream with the sugar and afterwards incorporate it in the filling. Let it rest in the refrigerator!

The syrup:

Mix the water with the sugar and put it at slow fire until the sugar is melted. While still warm add the cognac and let it cool!


Divide the dough in 3 equally thick circle layers.

Put one layer on a plate, pour a third of the syrup and then spread half of the filling.

Continue with the second and third layer in the same manner.

Cover the last layer with some cream and walnuts.


The original recipe can be found here



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