Chocolate Walnut Cake Recipe - Cake Mishka

Chocolate Walnut Cake Recipe – Cake Mishka

Chocolate Walnut Cake Recipe

Soft and crumbly chocolate walnut cake called Mishka, which means bear in Russian .

Have to admit that after trying the original recipe, I wasn’t quite impressed with this chocolate walnut cake. It turned out so dry, that I even used sugar syrup to moisten the top layer. Decided to do a few changes and share it with you.

Hope you guys try and like it.






Happy baking!

Chocolate Walnut Cake Recipe - Cake Mishka

Ingredients 

Chocolate Walnut Cake Recipe - Cake Mishka

For cake batter

1 cup (2 sticks/ 220 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup granulated white sugar

4 egg yolks (separate the eggs while cold)

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 ½ -3 cups all purpose flour

1 heap tsp  baking powder (bit more than a teaspoon)

¾ tsp baking soda (a bit less than a full teaspoon)

Pinch of salt

For meringue layers

4 egg whites

Pinch of salt

⅔ cup granulated white sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

⅓ tsp ground cinnamon

1 ⅓ cup finely chopped walnuts

For chocolate ganache

⅔ cup semisweet chocolate chips

⅓ cup heavy cream

1 tbs unsalted butter

1 tbs rum (optional)

You will need a 9” round baking pan, lined with parchment paper

Chocolate Walnut Cake Recipe - Cake Mishka

Directions

Chocolate Walnut Cake Recipe - Cake Mishka




To make the cake batter

Start by combining the dry ingredients : flour, salt, baking soda and powder

In a mixing bowl, on high speed beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy

Lower the speed and add the egg yolks and dry ingredients slowly in a few batches

Divide the dough into 3 even portions and shape into balls

Set in the fridge to cool while you prepare the meringue

Chocolate Walnut Cake Recipe - Cake Mishka

To make the meringue 

Place the egg whites and a pinch of salt into your mixing bowl

Whisk until foamy consistency and start adding the sugar in a few additions

After adding the last sugar addition, stop, scrape the bowl and add vanilla extract, cinnamon

Mix a few more minutes, turn off the mixer and fold in the walnuts with a spatula

Time to assemble the cake in baking pan

At this point you can start preheating the oven to 350° F/180° C

Place the first layer of cake batter and flatten to make it even

Next, divide the meringue into two equal portions
Chocolate Walnut Cake Recipe - Cake Mishka





Place one half of meringue on top and using a spatula spread it evenly

Take the second ball of the cake butter and gently roll it to flatten with rolling pin, refer to YouTube tutorial video for more details

Repeat the same until the last layer is used

Bake 50 minutes

Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes

Pass a sharp knife around the baking pan and carefully turn the cake on a cooling rack, I used springform baking pan for easier release

Chocolate Walnut Cake Recipe - Cake Mishka

Making the ganache 

Melt the chocolate and heavy cream in microwave or on a double boiler

While the mixture is still hot, add the butter and rum

Pour the chocolate over the cake and enjoy!




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