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Chocolate, Ginger & Walnut Cake

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Active Time:  25 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 20 Minutes
  Serves 10
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup heavy cream
6 1/2 oz semisweet chocolate
5 1/2 tablespoons butter
3 eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 1/2 oz chopped glaceed ginger
3 oz chopped walnuts
Icing
1 1/2 oz chopped glaceed ginger
1 tablespoon rum
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter
Extra chopped glaceed ginger to decorate
Chocolate, Ginger & Walnut Cake Recipe at Cooking.com
DIRECTIONS
FOR THE CAKE: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 9-inch springform pan.


Combine the cream and chocolate in the top of a double boiler and stir over simmering water until combined. Stir in the butter and set aside to cool.


Beat the egg yolks and sugar until pale. Stir into chocolate mixture alternately with the flour, baking powder, ginger, and walnuts.


Beat the egg whites until stiff and gently fold through the mixture. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack to cool completely before icing.


FOR THE ICING: Soak the ginger in the rum. Combine the sugar and one-third of the cream in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in the butter, ginger, and rum. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Beat the remaining cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold into the cooled mixture and spread over the cake. Decorate with the extra chopped ginger.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 10
Calories: 484
Fat. Total: 28g
Fiber: 2g
Carbohydrates, Total: 58g
Sodium: 86mg
% Cal. from Fat: 52%
Cholesterol: 111mg
Protein: 6g
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