Mocha Decadence Cake

Mocha Decadence Cake


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About this recipe: A real chocolate lover's delight!


Serves: 14 

  • 125g butter
  • 185g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 155g (2/3 cup) caster sugar
  • 155g (1,1/3 cup) finely ground walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons Tia Maria
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • Glaze
  • 60g dark chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Tia Maria
  • icing sugar for dusting

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and 185g of the chocolate, stirring until blended. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar for about 3 minutes until thick and lemon-coloured. Stir together ground walnuts and flour. Gradually stir into the egg mixture.
  4. Stir in Tia Maria and vanilla essence into the chocolate mixture, then stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Pour mixture into a well greased 23cm cake tin.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until top is set. Cool cake slightly in the pan, then remove onto a cooling rack.
  6. Dust the top with icing sugar. Stir together 60g melted chocolate and Tia Maria. Drizzle over cake.

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