Chocolate Walnut Cake

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This is a delicious chocolate cake, lightly spiced with cinnamon and allspice, and flecked with walnuts. Decorate with chocolate frosting.

1
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan

Ingredients

  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Set aside.

  2. In the top of a double boiler, heat chocolate, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.

  3. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Stir in walnuts.

  4. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

341 Calories
18g Fat
45g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 341
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 179mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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