Black Walnut Cake w/ Ganache Filling

85 mins (prep 25, cooking 60)
10 ingredients
16 servings
adapted f/ Simply in Season Cookbook. A rich cake--great for special occasions. Please note that this recipe makes 16 servings--this is a very rich cake, so a small slice is totally satisfying (I've even cut it into 24 servings before with no complaints). It's a rich, satisfying dessert despite it's simplicity (or maybe because it's so simple!). Of course, the ganache filling can be skipped, if you prefer another. I generally frost the cake with a simple cream cheese frosting (recipe not included). Depending on how thick you make the filling layer, you may have extra ganache, which can either be drizzled over the cake OR you can let it chill till almost hard, roll it into balls, roll in cocoa powder, and viola! you have truffles.

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Serving Size (8.89 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 39.23 Calories from Fat 19.98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.22g 54.57%
Saturated Fat 1.31g 105.0%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 0.57mg 3.02%
Sodium 253.71mg 169.14%
Total Carbohydrate 4.61g 24.61%
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g 31.88%
Sugars 3.39 g %
Protein 0.35g 11.07%
Vitamin A 3.54IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 63.19mg% Iron 0.68mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
c, c, c, chopped black walnuts, c, c