Walnut Mocha Torte


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

Prep Time:
40 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 4 eggs

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • Chocolate curls (optional)

Mocha Frosting

  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • cup sugar

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Makes 8 servings

Mocha Frosting

  1. 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).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

455 Calories
34g Fat
34g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 199mg 4%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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