Maple Dark Chocolate Cake

Maple Dark Chocolate Cake

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Portions: 8


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/3 cup chocolate cookie crumbles
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup 35% whipping cream
  • 8 oz dark (semi-bitter) chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps hot or cold coffee
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup (preferably very dark syrup for its strong flavor)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cup 35% whipping cream
  • 2 packets of flavourless gelatine
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 °C (375 °F).
  2. Mix butter with cookie crumbles and nuts. Press onto the bottom of a 20-cm (8-in) springform pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the cream on low heat until it steams.
  4. Remove from heat, add the chocolate and coffee and whisk until smooth. Cool and pour onto the cooled baked crust.
  5. Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm, or for about 3 hours.
  6. In a casserole, heat maple syrup with milk and cream until the mixture is steaming.
  7. Meanwhile, combine the gelatine with water until it swells and dissolve it in the hot milk.
  8. Cool to room temperature and pour onto the firm chocolate layer. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  9. To unmold the cake, run a knife along the edge of the cake. Decorate with maple syrup products (jelly, sprinkles, sugars, candy, etc.).