Nutty Chocolate Cake

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This simple Nutty Chocolate Cake is so simple and yummy!!!  You can use any nuts you like, and really no special ingredients are needed, simple pantry items are used.  I hope you will try it, it does come out somewhat like a brownie, but it is YUMMY!!


 Cake:
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 ounces (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup nuts, coarsely chopped (walnuts, pecans, almonds or hazelnuts)

Preheat oven 350 degrees
Spray a 9 inch round cake pan, I use a tart pan and lined it with parchment paper.


In a small saucepan, heat butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring until melted and smooth, cool for 15 minutes.

                                                        

Mix together flour, salt and baking powder, set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy,

stir in chocolate mixture.       

On low-speed add the flour mixture until blended,              

then stir in nuts.             

Spread batter in pan,    

bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 26 – 30 minutes.  Let cake cool completely

Ganache:

6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chips or chopped
1/2 cup whipping cream

In a microwaveable measuring cup heat cream for about 1 minute 15 seconds just till it starts to bubble, you must watch this it will bubble over.  Pour over chocolate   

let sit for 1 minute then whisk together until combined and creamy      

Let sit for 20 minutes, then pour on to cake,      

and spread all over, you can use decorative chocolate curls or more chopped nuts as a garnish.    

Chill for 15 minutes before serving.

Add a dollop up fresh whipped cream when served if you like…Enjoy!!!!

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