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Mocha Cake With Cocoa And Nuts

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Ingredients
  Cocoa 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Hot water 2 Tablespoon
  Margarine 4 Ounce
  Castor sugar 5 Ounce
  Eggs 2
  Self rising flour 4 Ounce
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Margarine 3 Ounce
  Icing sugar 8 Ounce, sieved
  Coffee essence 1 Tablespoon
  Almond paste 1⁄2 Pound
  Walnuts 1 Ounce, chopped
  Walnut halves 5
Directions

Grease an 8-in sandwich tin, line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
Blend the cocoa and hot water together and leave to cool.
Cream the margarine and sugar till very light; add the blended cocoa mixture.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding a little sifted flour with the second.
Fold in the flour, then the milk.
Place in the tin, bake on the middle shelf of a preheated moderate oven (550° F., Gas 4) for 30-40 min
To make the icing: Cream the margarine with 1/2 the icing sugar until very light.
Add remaining icing sugar with the milk and coffee essence.
Beat until smooth and creamy.
Roll out the almond paste thinly, cut into 10 triangles (1 in wide and 3 in long approx.).
Make the remaining paste into balls.
Leave to dry for 2—3 hr.
Spread the cake sides with icing and roll in chopped walnuts.
Cover the top with icing and make a pattern with a fork.
Decorate the top with the almond paste triangles and balls, the walnuts and remaining icing piped into stars.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes

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