Rich chocolate walnut cake with ganache topping

In partnership with Snacking Essentials

I’m very happy 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 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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  8-12 servings
  15 minutes preparation time
  1 hr cook time


Cake batter:

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

Wet ingredients;

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

Choc ganache:

  • 200g chopped dark chocolate
  • 250ml coconut cream
  • Handful walnuts


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

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  1. Veenas on November 6, 2020 at 11:21 am

    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.

    • Niki on November 10, 2020 at 6:07 pm

      So happy you like! xx

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