Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 375F,Grease a 23cm cake pan and line with parchment.Make cake as directed on back of package, cool.Split into three layers and set aside.
  • Chocolate butter cream:
  • Melt the chocolate and let cool slightly. Beat together the butter, sugar and milk in a bowl until the mixture is pale and fluffy. Whisk in the melted chocolate.
  • Chocolate ganache:
  • Heat the cream in a saucepan over low heat to simmering point. Pour over the chopped chocolate. Stir until melted and smooth. Add the butter and stir until melted. Leave to cool completely until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Assembling:
  • Place the first layer on a wire rack and spread 2 tbsp of the chocolate butter cream,spread 2 tbsp of the ganache over it and then sprinkle half the crushed nuts. Cover with the second cake layer and press slightly using your hands.Repeat the same process with the second layer. Cover with the third and final cake layer and spread the rest of the butter cream on the top and sides of the
  • cake. Make swirls with the back of a teaspoon on the top. Make stripes all around the sides using a fork. Pipe the rest of the ganache in thin lines over the top. Chill.
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmal ate it and said...
    Christ, I'm trying to lose weight here, man. Though if making this won't get into my girl's pants, nothing short of the Jaws of Life will.
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    " It was excellent "
    mysticpizza ate it and said...
    Lovely!
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    " It was excellent "
    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    AHMED, THE RECIPE FOR THIS CAKE IS WONDERFUL. YOU HAVE MY 5....CHERYL
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  • recipesrule 5 years ago
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    Sounds great!
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Ahmed, this cake looks divine!!! What more can I say but it's another "5" fork recipe. Thank you Ahmed for sharing another one of your winners!!!
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  • petunia97 6 years ago
    Normally, I'm not a cake eater. But this one makes me want to just say uuMMMMM! sounds like a 5 to me. Have a GREAT DAY!
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    " It was excellent "
    cadavis ate it and said...
    This would definitely make anyone's Birthday Happy!!
    Another great post and a beautiful cake as well!
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    " It was excellent "
    liezel ate it and said...
    Mouthwatering, excellent presentation.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Looks and sounds wonderfully decadent. Thanks so much for posting this - can hardly wait to give it a try. You make everything look so tempting, shame on you, and I have a few more days to go before I can try these wonderful goodies. You have my 5 on this great cake recipe Ahmed.
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    Looks so good. What do you do with all your cakes after you make them? I know you can't eat them all or you would be a great big man! Love your pictures...Michelle
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  • hunnybe 6 years ago
    Wow beautiful cake Another wonderful recipe thank you Ahmed
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Oh my - how good does that look! I think I'll have more than one birthday this year, starting with one this week. Looks so great, Ahmed...thanks so much...
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  • jett2whit 6 years ago
    Ok, my birthday is July 10 - so I'll be waiting for this cake! Looks fantastic and I bet it tastes great too! Jett
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    " It was excellent "
    ruskingirl ate it and said...
    Unbelievable! You have the most amazing recipes Ahmed. Thank you once again, my friend, for a great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    Wow,this looks fantastic. You are a Master!
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    " It was excellent "
    chriesi ate it and said...
    I need a fork. Now! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic75 ate it and said...
    very tempting, great post
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    "WOW" cakes to follow ,before then

    have a great day,my friend

    Mumtaz
    P.S. I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED,THAT THE MESSAGE IS SENT IN TWO PARTS L.O.L. ...MAYBE IT'S LIKE A TV SERIES ....TO FOLLOW :}}}}}}}}}}}
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    Salaams Ahmed .........WOW ....another great recipe for my youngest's 18 th birthday next month .Ithink i will leave the choice up to him ,i will make it a day before,because i am sure there are many more "
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