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Chocolate Nut Cake

Author/Submitted by: Rob Robson School of Computer Science, McGill University, Mo
Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts / Nuts

125  g  butter or margarine
130  g  icing sugar
2    large eggs
125  g  cashews or almonds
25  g  cocoa
250  g  graham crackers
4  ml  vanilla

1. Cream together the butter and sugar. 2. Chop the nuts and roast if desired. 3. Soak the crackers in the milk until they are soft but have not turned to mush. 4. Dissolve cocoa in 30 ml milk, and add this and the nuts to the creamed butter/sugar mixture. 5. Separate the eggs and set the whites aside. To the creamed mixture add the yolks and vanilla and beat. 6. Whip the whites until stiff peaks form, then fold this into the mixture. 7. Line a 22-cm square pan with a layer of crackers, mixture, and crackers. Top with the remaining mixture and set in the refrigerator until hard. Author's Notes: This is a delicious, easy-to-make cake that everyone enjoys. It came from an East Indian friend of mine who said it had been in the family. It seems western so I am uncertain of its origins. Depending on how you want the texture of the cake you can soak the crackers until they are slightly softened or until they fall apart. Difficulty : easy to moderate. Precision : approximate measurement OK.

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