• 36 Ratings

Walnuts or pecans are the key ingredients in this moist, easy to make cake. Top it with a mocha frosting for a sweet sensation.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
chill:
2 hrs to 1 day
bake:
20 mins at 350°
Servings:
8
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Walnut Mocha Torte

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottoms of two 8x1-1/2-inch round cake pans with parchment or waxed paper; grease and lightly flour pans. Set pans aside. In a medium bowl combine nuts, flour, and baking powder; set aside.

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  • In a blender or food processor combine eggs and sugar; cover and blend or process until smooth. Add nut mixture. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Spread batter evenly in the prepared pans.

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  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cakes spring back when lightly touched (centers may dip slightly). Cool cake layers on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cake layers from pans. Cool thoroughly on wire racks.

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  • Spread Mocha Frosting on each layer; stack layers. Loosely cover and chill frosted cake for 2 to 24 hours. If desired, top with chocolate curls.

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  • Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Facts (Walnut Mocha Torte)

455 calories; total fat 34g; saturated fat 10g; polyunsaturated fat 15g; monounsaturated fat 8g; cholesterol 147mg; sodium 122mg; potassium 199mg; carbohydrates 34g; fiber 2g; sugar 27g; protein 9g; vitamin a 534IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 44mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 121mg; iron 2mg.

Mocha Frosting

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  • Mocha Frosting: In a chilled small mixing bowl dissolve instant coffee crystals in whipping cream; add sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed just until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).

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Reviews

36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4