hector’s take on ROSE’S heavenly CAKES: Black Chocolate Party Cake (page 119), baked with the nordic ware 3d xmas tree pan.
1- recipes calling for toasting nuts, i almost always like to use the same cake pan to toast the nuts. it saves one cleanup step, and i believe any nut oil left on the pan contributes flavor and non-stick! i am using mac nuts instead of walnuts:
3- trim the excess with a serrated knife, then brush on the cocoa syrup.