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Greek Chocolate Nut Cake Recipe

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate pieces, melted and cooled
  • 1/2teaspoon vanilla
  • 3cups ground walnuts
  • 1/4cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6egg whites
  • 1/4cup sugar
  • 2tablespoons water
  • 1/4cup sugar
  • 1tablespoon Metaxa (Greek brandy) or brandy
  • Chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Chocolate-dipped apricot slices (optional)
Greek Chocolate Nut Cake Recipe

  1. Beat egg yolks and the 1/2 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed for 3 to 4 minutes or until thick and light. Beat in cooled chocolate and vanilla. By hand, stir in walnuts, bread crumbs, and cinnamon.
  2. Wash beaters thoroughly. Beat egg whites in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold about one-third of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture to lighten (chocolate mixture is very thick); fold in remaining egg whites. Line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with foil. Lightly grease the foil. Spread mixture in prepared pan.
  3. Bake in a 325 degree F oven about 25 minutes or until top is dry and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  4. Bring water and 1/4 cup sugar to boiling in saucepan; stir to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; add Metaxa or brandy. Brush sugar syrup evenly over hot cake. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, if desired. Cool completely. To serve, cut cake into 32 diamond shapes; place two diamonds on each serving plate. Garnish with chocolate-dipped apricot slices, if desired. Makes 16 servings.

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