Pecan Chocolate Cake

    1 hour 30 minutes

    This easy chocolate cake has ground pecans mixed with melted baking chocolate then added to a beaten mixture of sugar, butter and eggs.

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    Makes: 1 cake

    • 180g butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup (170g) caster sugar
    • 4 eggs, separated
    • pinch salt, to taste
    • 130g baking chocolate, melted and cooled
    • 2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup (60g) ground roasted pecans
    • 2/3 cup (100g) self raising flour, sifted
    • icing sugar, for dusting

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20cm round cake tin.
    2. Beat together the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating in between. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg whites and salt until they form stiff peaks then set aside.
    3. Stir together the chocolate, vanilla and the pecans then add it to the butter mixture along with the flour. Fold in the egg whites then pour into the prepared cake tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Allow to cool in tin for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm.

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