Rich Chocolate Walnut cake with Ganache Topping

An incredible chocolate and walnut cake with a ganache topping – a deep chocolatey flavour and it’s packed with lovely crunchy walnuts.

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In partnership with Snacking Essentials.

I’m thrilled to have teamed up with one of my favourite brands ‘Snacking Essentials’–they have brought out a fabulous new Wholefood’s range that is available now at The Food Warehouse by Iceland Foods.

I focused on their wholesome Californian Walnuts and created three delicious recipes incorporating them to show how versatile they can be.

The first is this incredible Chocolate and California Walnut cake with a ganache topping!

It’s absolutely delicious and made with wonderful California Walnuts. The cake has a deep chocolatey flavour and is packed with lovely California Walnuts–then the ganache topping–oh my goodness it’s so so good!

When baking recipes like these, the quality of the ingredients is vital in order to ensure the great taste of the finished recipe so it’s great to see that Snacking Essentials Walnuts have the added provenance of being sourced from California–a region renowned for producing excellent Walnuts all-year round.

The recipes?

This rich chocolate and walnut cake with a ganache topping, a pasta dish with basil and walnut pesto, and a spiced apple and walnut cake with a crispy crumb topping. All three recipes are vegan and are super easy to make.

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Rich Chocolate Walnut cake with Ganache Topping

An incredible chocolate and walnut cake with a ganache topping - a deep chocolatey flavour and it’s packed with lovely crunchy walnuts
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
8-12 servings
4.75 from 4 votes


For the cake batter

  • Dry ingredients
  • 275 g white plain flour
  • 100 g raw cacao
  • 275 g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt

The wet ingredients

  • 350 ml plant based milk
  • 200 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 80 g walnuts broken up

For the chocolate ganache

  • 200 g chopped dark chocolate
  • 250 ml coconut cream
  • A handful of walnuts


  • Pre heat your oven to 180c
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Now add the wet ingredients and stir to combine well to create a smooth batter.
  • Stir in the walnuts.
  • Oil a round baking tin and pour the batter into it.
  • Bake for approx 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool on a rack.
  • Meanwhile, bring the coconut cream to a boil in a small saucepan, then take it off in the heat. Stir in the chopped chocolate until it’s all melted and you’re left with a thick chocolate cream.
  • When the cake has cooled top with the ganache.
  • Top with some walnuts.
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4 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    A Very Yummy Wonderful Rich chocolate Walnut Cake with Ganache Topping !!! WOW Nice Photos to See. I’ll Definitely Try it. Thank You For Sharing.

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