Polish chocolate cake

Polish chocolate cake

This deliciously delicate chocolate layer cake is a true showstopping bake. Stack up chocolate sponge, custard cream, chocolate glaze and crunchy walnuts
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Before making the cake, take the eggs and butter out of the fridge to let them warm to room temperature.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the oven to 170C/fan 150C/gas 3½. Sift the flour and mix it with cocoa. Beat the egg whites until stiff, then add the sugar to them in small batches. Then add the egg yolks one by one, whisking constantly. Sift the flour mixed with cocoa on the egg mixture and gently fold everything together with a spatula. Pour the prepared batter into a 30cm x 22cm shallow baking tin lined with baking parchment and bake it for 35 mins. Cool for 5 mins, remove from the tin and re-line the tin.
  3. Step 3

    To make the meringue, whisk the whites until stiff, gradually adding the sugar, one tablespoon at a time. When you have a stiff and shiny meringue, fold in the finely chopped walnuts, flour and potato flour. Spread the mixture into the tin and cook for 40 mins. Carefully remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  4. Step 4

    For the custard cream, boil the milk in a pan with the vanilla sugar. While the milk is heating up, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until the mixture is white and fluffy. Then fold in the potato flour, and pour the mixture into the boiling milk. Continue to heat, stirring vigorously so that no lumps are formed. When the mixture thickens, remove it from the heat and cool it down a little. Whisk in the butter to make a velvety cream.
  5. Step 5

    For the chocolate glaze, heat the cream over low heat, then remove from the heat, pour the chopped chocolate into it and mix it until it dissolves and the glaze becomes shiny and uniform.
  6. Step 6

    Cut the cooled chocolate sponge cake into two layers. Spread the bottom layer with half of the custard cream. Put the nut meringue on top of it and spread the second part of the custard cream over it. Put the upper layer of chocolate sponge cake on top and cover the top with chocolate glaze. Decorate with walnuts. Put the finished cake in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving.