Le Périgord nut cake is a cake made from nuts, sugar, salt, butter, eggs and flour; topped with a mixture of chocolate and butter.

Easy and quick to prepare, tasty, this cake from Périgord, in particular from the Sarlat region, is perfect at the end of a meal or during snacks of the day.

Difficulty level: low
Preparation time : 30 min
Rest time : -
Cooking time : 20 min
Total time : 50 min
Ingredients: 6 people
150 g walnuts + 8 whole walnut kernels
150 g sugar
1 pinch of salt
100 g butter
3 big eggs
75 g flour
115 g chocolate (55% cocoa)
25 g butter


  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 200 ° C.
  • Pass the nuts through a chopper.
  • Add half the sugar and salt. Mix well.
  • Melt the butter, off the heat, add the rest of the sugar and mix well.
  • Incorporate into the previous mixture.
  • Add the eggs one by one, then the flour.
  • Line a 25-diameter springform pan with parchment paper.
  • Pour in the mixture.
  • Bake for about 20 min.
  • Get out of the oven.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate over low heat.
  • Spread on top of the cake, leave to set for 15 min then trace streaks with the tines of a fork.
  • Place the kernels in the center and around the edge of the cake.
  • Put in the refrigerator and serve cold.
  • To taste!

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“The cuisine of a people is the only exact witness of its civilization. "

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