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Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake - as our grandmothers used to make.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: old fashioned chocolate cake
Servings: 8 -12
Author: Kitchen Nostalgia
  • DOUGH:
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 3 Tbsp ground walnuts
  • 50 g chocolate
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 250 g chocolate
  • 250 g butter
  • 1 Tbsp ground coffee*
  1. FOR THE DOUGH: Whip egg whites until soft peaks form.
  2. Mix egg yolks with sugar until sugar dissolves. Add melted chocolate and mix until incorporated. Fold in flour and walnuts. Gently add whipped egg whites.
  3. Transfer to a springform cake tin and bake in a 180 C preheated oven for about one hour or until toothpick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean. Let cool.
  4. FOR THE FILLING: In a double boiler, beat eggs with sugar until thick. Add chocolate and mix until it melts. Let cool.
  5. Add butter and coffee and mix until incorporated.
  6. Cut cooled cake once lengthwise. Fill with the filling and frost top and sides.
Recipe Notes

*Coffee is optional, but it enhances the flavor of the chocolate.