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Chocolate Walnut Torte Recipe

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Melinda Hinkson


4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 sticks butter
4 eggs
2 C sugar
1 C unsifted flour
1 T Myers dark rum
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
2 C walnut halves
1 1/2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 T butter, melted
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 1/2 T dark rum
1 T water
12 perfect walnut halves

Preheat over to 350. Grease 8" or 9" cake pan and line with circle of greased parchment or waxed paper. Melt chocolate with butter over low heat in double boiler or in microwave on medium for 60-95 seconds. Set aside. Beat eggs and sugar with a whisk 'til blended and smooth; don't overbeat. Stir in the chocolate mixture and add flour, vanilla, salt and rum and mix well. Fold in nuts and pour batter in pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, turn out and remove parchment or waxed paper. Ice cake while warm.
Icing: Melt chocolate and butter. Blend in powdered sugar, rum and water. Add additional water for correct consistency. Spread over warm cake and garnish with walnut halves.

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