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Passover Chocolate Nut Cake
Passover Chocolate Nut Cake

Passover Chocolate Nut Cake

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Cook Minutes 55 Min
Prep : 15 Min Cook: 40 Min
Celebrate Passover with a special chocolate dessert. Flavoured with orange and toasted walnuts, this moist and delicious chocolate cake will become a new family tradition.
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12 Servings
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Original recipe yields 12 Servings
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matzo meal or matzo cake meal, for dusting
8 squares (1 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided
6 eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar, divided
3/4 cup margarine, softened
1 tsp. grated orange zest
1 cup toasted walnut pieces, finely ground
1/4 cup apricot jam
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Step 1
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease and dust sides of 9-inch springform pan with matzo meal or matzo cake meal. Melt 7 squares chocolate; set aside.
Step 2
Beat egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until thick and lemon-coloured. Beat in margarine. Blend in orange peel and melted chocolate. Stir in nuts.
Step 3
Beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently stir into chocolate mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Step 4
Bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Run a small knife around side of pan to loosen; remove side of pan. Gently remove cake with spatula from bottom of pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
Step 5
Microwave jam in microwaveable dish on HIGH 10 seconds. Spread over top of cake. Melt remaining 1 square chocolate; drizzle over jam.
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Use margarine that contains at least 70% vegetable oil.
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To Melt Chocolate
Microwave chopped chocolate on MEDIUM heat in microwavable bowl for 1 - 3 minutes (depending on number of squares), until 2/3 melted. Stir until completely melted and smooth.
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