A sumptuous meal is always incomplete without dessert. Don’t you agree?
“I’m not a vegetarian! I’m a dessertarian”, a famous quote of Fernando Pessoa perfectly tells the feelings of Indians. we Indians love cooking it too. Sweet dishes are loved in every part of the nation.


whereas I am not chocolate, cake lover but I love to bake for my hubby and my kids. My cake baking journey is gifted by  Nita Mehta book, this too is an inspirational recipe of her. Its little bit long recipe but worth trying it.

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Roasted Nuts

Ingredients for cake

  • 190 GM’s (1 3/4 cups) flour
  • 180 GM’s (1 1/2 cups)  powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup + 1tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cold refrigerated water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup soda water
  • 6-7 tin – line button with paper or aluminium sheet and grease it’s sides too

Other ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tbsp Cocoa powder, and 3/4 cup water-boil
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts – roasted on low heat
  • 1/2 cup (100 gms) cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped dark chocolate (150 gms)
  • Ficus leaves, optional

Method

  1. Whisk flour, powdered sugar, Cocoa powder, salt and baking soda in a bowl and keep aside.
  2. Put cold water, oil, white vinegar and vanilla essence in a big mixing bowl.
  3. Add flour, mix in 2-3 batches, folding gently with spoon or egg beater each time.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup soda water. Mix quickly.
  5. Immediately transfer batter into the prepared 6-7 ” tin. Bake at 180c for 35 minutes. Check with tooth pick.
  6. Cut the top of the cake to level it and even I gave the cake shape of heart . Collect the crumbs for the roses if you like. Cake trimming make beautiful roses.
  7. For roses, add 2-3 tbsp Cocoa and sugar syrup to about 1/2 cup cake trimmings and mix well to get a smooth pliable dough. Make roses with this chocolate dough. Knead well with your Palm on a flat surface for about 6-8 minutes till about smooth dough is obtained.
  8. Roll out a small ball on a surface sprinkled with icing sugar. Cut into 2 pieces. Roll out each to get 2 centers.
  9. Roll out more balls and cut. Arrange as petals around the center. Turn edges to make a rose.
  10. Melt 2 tbsp chocolate in a microwave or a double boiler method. Stir with a spoon till well melted. Brushed on washed fiscus leaves or spread with a spoon on the leaves on the right side. Keep in the fridge to set.
  11. Very carefully peel the leaf off the chocolate, starting at the steam end. Keep chocolate Leaves in the freezer for 1-2 hours to become hard.
  12. For the topping , warm cream in a pan. Add remaining chopped chocolate and stir till smooth. Stir in low heat till smooth to form ganache. Remove from fire. Keep ganache aside.
  13. Cut the cake into two layers. Place one layer of cake on a rack. Keep an empty plate beneath it. Soak the cake with 5-6 tbsp Cocoa and sugar syrup. Pour some chocolate ganache on it. Place the second layer of cake on it. Pour the remaining chocolate ganache on it to cover top and side completely.
  14. Sprinkles the almonds and walnuts on the cake to cover completely.
  15. Put the ganache on top of the cake with the help of paper pipe or spoon. Arrange roses on top and chocolate leaves.

 

June 4, 2018

30 Replies to “Chocolate Fudge Cake with Roasted Nuts”

  1. Sara says: July 12, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    I am always a sucker of good homemade and healthy recipes .
    Thanks for this informational and wonderful blogpost.
    Keep up the good work.
    Sarah

  2. Parag Solanki says: June 12, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Thank you so much for well described recipe. surely will try to make it.

  3. anupriya says: June 11, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I am a sucker for anything chocolate. Loved how you made the cake in a heart shape. Presuming it was for a special occasion 😉

  4. Ruchi Verma says: June 11, 2018 at 1:53 am

    Wow now this is what I love …simply making me tempt to grab… perfect and easy recipe will sure try to make this

  5. Sara says: June 11, 2018 at 12:04 am

    This is indeed a very simple recipe and easy to bake at home too.
    This detailed post makes it more simpler.

  6. U K says: June 10, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    wow.. beautifully described recipe. We need more of such, regularly so that many could be encouraged to try these out and think out of the box.
    Cheers!

    UK

  7. Pavneet says: June 10, 2018 at 10:33 am

    That’s a nice recipie , I will surely try this I hav never made chocolate fudge cake

  8. Preeti Chauhan says: June 10, 2018 at 6:20 am

    I am going to try this as there are no eggs involved in this cake .I think this will be agood accompaniment to my vanilla ice creams !

  9. Richa Mina says: June 10, 2018 at 12:39 am

    i just can’t resist chocolate, and the cake looks so tempting. thanks for the recipe

  10. Abhisek Nayak says: June 8, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    A beautiful home-made cake.

  11. Nameesh says: June 7, 2018 at 8:22 am

    A very well written recipe with pictures. I will definitely try making it at home by following the instruction. Looking forward to your next dessert recipe 🙂

  12. Priyanka Patwari says: June 7, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Gurjeet love to read it .. I definitely try this one and send you the pic ..

  13. Akanksha says: June 5, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I love trying different desserts. Chocolate fudge cake looks delicious and mouth watering. The chocolate flower on top looks so pretty.

  14. Dr.Amrita BASU says: June 5, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Yumm .This is so delicious .I loved how simple this recipe is.Best of luck for contest.

  15. Rohini James says: June 5, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I have never been fond of baking but this looks so simple that I am gonna try making it this weekend.

  16. Ishieta says: June 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    ohh..this is absolutely delicious!! you had my mouth watering… I wish I could make this right now and eat it too 🙂

  17. Jhilmil D Saha says: June 5, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Oh what a mouthwatering recipe it is. I love chocolate flavoured desserts and anything with nuts will be amazing for sure

  18. Jhilmil Bhansali says: June 5, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Wow Gurjeet, this is an amazing chocolate fudge cake, I loved how you made the flowers. Shall try to bake in a similar way at home.

  19. SiddhiPalande says: June 5, 2018 at 9:28 am

    I love chocolate fudge and I’ve always tried making fudge at home but my hand is not as supple as yours! Truly amazing

  20. Sayeri says: June 5, 2018 at 9:06 am

    This is just too good. First I thought you have ordered it for you. It is homemade! OMG. Really amazing.

  21. Princy Khurana says: June 5, 2018 at 7:33 am

    oh my, I love chocolate fudge and this pictorial recipe looks wonderful and easy to follow. I hope I can bake this someday soon.

  22. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan says: June 5, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Chocolate Fudge is probably the most decadent choc preparation. With nuts that gives it a gooey texture. Lo e the recipe will try this one

  23. Humaira says: June 5, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Amazing and beautiful post. Chocolate fudge cake is so delicious and tempting.

  24. Deborah Nisha Miranda says: June 5, 2018 at 1:18 am

    This looks so deliciously tempting.. and love the roses..gives a beautiful touch.. looks yummm…

  25. Sarah says: June 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you for this interesting recipe I am A huge dessert fan too and I am super tempted to try this recipe now

  26. Charu says: June 4, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Even I have a sweet tooth and chocolate Fudge is my most Fav. Thanks Fer the detailed recipe. Would surely try!

  27. Anukriti says: June 4, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Not a very big fan of nuts but this just tempted me to bake a cake. Loved the recipe.

  28. Aritra Chakrabarty says: June 4, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Wow, such an awesome sumptuous cake. I want to try making it.

  29. Jenifer says: June 4, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Wow yummy . I want to have this . Will try out this desert .

  30. Priyal says: June 4, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Desserts are my weakness , and this one is looking so delicious will definitely gonna try it

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