Friday, July 29, 2011

Chocolate Walnut Cake

Cakes are a all time favourite of all people whether 7yr old or 70yr old. The recipe I am posting today is my all time favourite cake with lots of chocolate and walnut. Both have their own health benefits. This cake tastes best with hot coffee in the morning or at tea time. Chocolate is a favourite cake flavouring in Italy and it is complemented by nuts such as Almonds, Walnuts, hazelnuts, raisins, and so on.
I make this cake without Rum, you can add Rum to get that extra flavour.

Chocolate Walnut Cake

200gms Butter (Amul or unsalted Butter)
200gms Sugar (Powdered)
4 Eggs
200gms Flour (Maida)
1tbsp Baking Powder
1/4 cup Milk
1tbsp Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup Walnuts (Crushed)
1 tbsp Cherries (Optional)
1tsp Chocolate Essence

2tbsp Chocolate Sauce
,Some Cherries
Some Walnuts


  • Preheat the oven for 20 minutes at 180degree Celsius.
  • Grease the mould with butter or oil.
  • Place Butter Paper on the bottom of the mould in the shape of the mould.
  • Sieve the flour and cocoa powder. Add in Baking Powder in it. Keep it aside.
  • Take out the butter and eggs from the refrigerator 1 hour in before you start baking the cake as it should be at room temperature.
  • Take a vessel, Cream Butter and Sugar together till it turns soft.
  • Mix them well for max. 20 minutes till the mixture is light and creamy.
  • Gradually add in eggs one at a time so that the mixture does not cuddle.
  • Finally fold in Maida slowly. 
  • Add in walnuts and milk and Essence.
  • Fold it again properly.
  • Pour the mixture  into the greased mould.
Before Going into the oven

  • Place it in the pre-heated oven. Let it bake at 180degres for 35 minutes.
  • De mould when it cools down.
  • Then spread one layer of chocolate sauce over the surface of the cake.
  • In between put the walnuts and cherries.

  • If the batter starts cuddling when adding eggs, add in little maida. Cuddling will get over.
  • Mix the cake batter with hands. This will make the cake more soft.
  • The more you mix it the more softer the cake is.

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