Charleston Truffle Cake

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Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About

This is a recipe given to me by friends in Charleston, South Carolina. It is one of the finest and most devastatingly rich desserts I have ever sampled.


The Nut Crust

  • 3 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup not-too-firmly packed brown sugar


  • The pecans may be chopped in the food processor but not too fine. Blend them in a mixing bowl with the brown sugar, nutmeg, and butter. Press the mixture as evenly as possible over the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. It should have the shape of a tall pie shell.