Torta Nera con le Noci

“Black” Cake with Walnuts from Bologna

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By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

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A specialty of Atti, Bologna’s magnificent bakery and pasta store, this cake has a rich, satisfying flavor. The slight bitterness of the walnuts complements the chocolate perfectly.


    Chocolate Walnut Cake Batter

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 12 tablespoons ( sticks)


Butter and line with paper a 10-inch round pan.

For the chocolate walnut cake batter, cut the chocolate finely and place in a small bowl over hot water to melt, stirring occasionally. Beat the butter with half the sugar until soft and light, either by hand, with a hand mixer set at medium speed