Italian Chocolate Walnut Cake (Flourless) Recipe

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Italian Chocolate Walnut  Cake (Flourless)
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  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Lightly oil (or butter) a non-stick 20 cm springform pan; if yours is not non-stick, butter the bottom, line bottom with parchment paper, then butter the sides and the parchment as well.
  3. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heat-proof glass bowl over a pot of simmering water, stirring with a wooden spoon until both are completely melted and the mixture is smooth; take the bowl off the heat (and off the pan of water).
  4. Mix the instant coffee granules and 3 TBS cocoa powder into the chocolate mixture and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and the granulated sugar together for five minutes at high speed, until they are light in color and thickened.
  6. Grind 30 g of the walnuts in a spice or coffee mill until they become a fine powder.
  7. Coarsely chop the remaining walnuts.
  8. Stir the ground walnuts and walnut pieces into the egg mixture.
  9. Carefully fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture until they are completely combined (I like to use a glass bowl so I can see that I've done so).
  10. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  11. Bake 40 minutes or until the top of the cake is dry.
  12. Turn the oven off, leaving the cake undisturbed IN THE OVEN to cool COMPLETELY.
  13. When the cake is cooled, remove from the oven.
  14. Remove the cake from the pan, remove parchment paper if used, and sprinkle with the reserved cocoa powder and powdered sugar.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 531.22 Kcal (2224 kJ)
Calories from fat 259.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.82g 44%
Cholesterol 150.56mg 50%
Sodium 113.59mg 5%
Potassium 197.71mg 4%
Total Carbs 65.18g 22%
Sugars 56.53g 226%
Dietary Fiber 2.31g 9%
Protein 9.96g 20%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 70.9mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 369.48 Kcal (1547 kJ)
Calories from fat 180.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.05g 44%
Cholesterol 104.72mg 50%
Sodium 79.01mg 5%
Potassium 137.51mg 4%
Total Carbs 45.34g 22%
Sugars 39.32g 226%
Dietary Fiber 1.61g 9%
Protein 6.93g 20%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 9%
Calcium 49.3mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.6
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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