Sunday, September 14, 2014

Chocolate - Walnut Cake

So my kids come home after spending a week with their dad at the farm. I'm handed a bag-full of walnuts from their walnut tree. Yum!!! And all I could think of was CAKE!

The recipe looks complicated, but it's really very simpleand the ingredients are similar to what you would find in a power bar - walnuts, dates, chocolate.packed with protein and (it has some) iron..and so yummy! 

Combine dates, cocoa and warm freshly brewed coffee. Let stand for at least 20 minutes.

Combine bread, walnut pieces, flour, and salt in a food processor and process until finely ground. Place crumb mixture in a large bowl. 

Combine the date mixture, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, oil, vanilla, and 1 egg in food processor and process until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl once. 

Add the date mixture to the crumb mixture, stir well.  

Beat egg whoites with a mizer at high speed until soft peaks form.
Gradually add 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form. 
Gently stir one-fourth of the egg-white mixture into the batter; gently fold in the remaining egg white mixture. 

Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until cake center springs back when lightly touched. 
Cool in pan, on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Remove from pan and remove wax paper. Cool completely. 
To prepare glaze, stir chocolate and cream in a small heavy saucpan over low heat until melted and smooth. Spoon over cake.