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Flourless Walnut Cake - this flourless cake uses ground walnuts in place of flour and beaten egg whites for lift and is flavored with chocolate and coffee. From @NevrEnoughThyme https://www.lanascooking.com/flourless-walnut-cake/

Walnut Cake

A flourless walnut cake flavored with chocolate and coffee.
Course Desserts
Cuisine European
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 228kcal
Author Lana Stuart


  • 4 oz shelled walnuts
  • 3 tbsp fine breadcrumbs
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp bittersweet chocolate grated
  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp strong coffee or espresso

For serving:

  • Additional shelled walnuts, confectioner’s sugar. and whipped cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Generously grease an 8-inch cake pan and line with parchment paper. Also grease the parchment paper.
  • Grind the walnuts and breadcrumbs together in a food processor. The walnuts should be quite fine, but don’t process too long or they’ll lose texture and become oily.
  • Separate the egg whites and yolks. In the top of a double boiler, over simmering water, whisk the yolks and sugar together until they have tripled in volume and become thick and very pale yellow.
  • Take the yolks off the heat and stir in the nut mixture and chocolate.
  • Beat in the butter a tablespoon at a time until completely incorporated.
  • Stir in the coffee or espresso.
  • Whisk the egg white to stiff peaks.
  • Stir a small amount of the beaten whites into the batter to loosen it. Add the batter to the remaining egg whites and gently fold it in.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
  • Bake until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, approximately 35 minutes. Note – the cake will pull away from the sides of the pan during baking.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack before transferring to the serving plate.
  • Decorate with sifted confectioner’s sugar and additional walnuts, if desired. Serve with whipped, sweetened cream.


Recipe source: Laura Calder, The Cooking Channel's French Food at Home
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Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg