Chocolate walnut torte #3

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter; softened
1⅓ cup Sugar
½ cup Ghirardelli cocoa
1 tablespoon Cognac
6 \N Eggs; separated
1 cup Walnuts; finely ground
1 cup Ghirardelli cocoa
1¾ cup Sugar
½ cup Hot water
½ cup Milk
1 pinch Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla

DARK COCOA SAUCE

From: waring@... (Sam Waring)

Date: Mon, 5 Jun 1995 04:37:38 GMT Heat oven to 325-F. Cream butter with sugar. Mix in cocoa and cognac. Beat egg yolks until fluffy; add to cocoa mixture and beat two minutes on medium. Mix in walnuts. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Stir ⅓ beaten egg whites into chocolate mixture to lighten; fold in remain- der.

Spread into buttered 8" springform pan. Bake at 325 F for about 1 hour or until firm in the center. Cool in pan before removing. (Cake will sink in the center.) Spread Cocoa Whipped Cream into indent-ation in center of cake. Top with Dark Cocoa Sauce, if desired.

Sauce: In small heavy saucepan, blend cocoa with sugar. Stir in hot water and mix until smooth. Add milk and salt. Heat to boiling; cook for 2 minutes. Cool. Stir in vanilla. Serve over ice cream, cake or other desserts.

Source: Recipes from Ghirardelli Chocolate Company of San Francisco, per Sallie Austin Krebs

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