Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a recipe given to me by my Grandmother about 5 years ago when I was visiting her and we were sharing recipes. It is a great cake that is very moist and buttery.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a 7-inch deep round cake pan and line the base.
  2. Place the eggs and the sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk with an electric mixer for 10 minutes, or until the mixture in light and foamy and the whisk leaves a trail that lasts a few seconds when lifted Preheat oven to 325F Sift the flour and cocoa powder and fold into the egg mixture with a spatula or metal spoon.
  3. Fold in the melted butter and chocolate, then the walnuts.
  4. Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until springy to the touch Let cool in pan for 5 minutes then flip out onto a wire rack and let cool completelyy.
  5. Cut the cold cake into 2 layers To make the frosting, melt the dark chocolate and let cool slightly.
  6. Beat together the butter, powdered sugar, and the milk in a bowl until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
  7. Whisk in the chocolate Sandwich the cake layers together with some of the frosting and then spread the remaining frosting on the top and the edges of the cake.
  8. Decorate with the walnut halves.