Chocolate Walnut Layer Cake

This "Chocolate Walnut Layer Cake" is the perfect dessert recipe to make once the weather starts to cool down, and you want to use your oven again. There's something about chocolate that we all love.

This chocolate walnut layer cake has healthy walnuts and chocolate for the perfect combination. Some of the ingredients you will need for this recipe include all purpose flour, unsweetened natural cocoa powder, salt, finely chopped walnuts, sugar, room temperature unsalted butter, vanilla extract, eggs and buttermilk. For the chocolate cake frosting recipe some of the ingredients you will need include bittersweet chocolate, room temperature unsalted butter, powdered sugar, sour cream and coarsely chopped toasted walnuts. To start you will position the rack in the centre of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter two 9 inch round cake pans, line the pans with parchment paper, butter and flour parchment. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar, butter and vanilla until very light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix the dry ingredients and the buttermilk into the batter, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients, just until combined. Stir in the walnuts. For the frosting recipe melt the chocolate in a heavy small saucepan, stirring constantly over low heat until smooth. Then let the chocolate stand until just cool to touch, about 20 minutes. You are sure to love this chocolate walnut layer cake recipe.

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