Tuesday, June 29, 2010

May's Choco-Walnut Cake.

This posting is for my good friend in Bangalore, pretty Preety!! Her name is Preety and she is very pretty!! Love to call her that! When I began this blog, Preety wanted a recipe for Walnut cake and am sure she must have got fed up waiting for one. Now here's the best part...
                 I have reached a stage where I have begun experimenting with baking, with no help from recipe books. I am proud to say that the end result turns out delicious as ever.  I thought it fitting to name this cake after me...:-) Here goes the ingredients which I have measured carefully and noted down.
Ingredients :-

  • 250 gm self raising flour(maida)
  • 100 gm cocoa powder
  • 250 gm sugar
  • 1 and a half tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 gms walnuts
  • 200 gms butter
  • powdered sugar for dusting
Method :-
  1. Sieve flour, cocoa and baking powder together and keep aside.
  2. Grind walnuts to a coarse powder.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar together till fluffy.
  4. Add butter and continue beating.
  5. Now slowly add the sieved flour little at a time and continue beating and mix well.
  6. Finally add the ground walnuts to the batter and mix well.
  7. Grease a baking tray and pre heat oven to 160 deg.
  8. Pour batter into the tray and bake for an hour or until the cake is done(to test, poke a knife into the cake and if it comes out clean, the cake is done).
  9. Once the cake is cool, dust it with powdered sugar and serve with tea or coffee.
P.S :- Didn't go for a fancy photograph of the cake, since my daughter declared that all the cakes look the same. So, that's my presentation for the day!!


  1. Mmmm..u inspired me enough to start baking again May! The presentation is great! Will try this one, thnx for sharing

  2. I cant be more delighted tdy as first i gt the cake recipe I wanted from long and trust me you got me all smiles like a little girl by just the mention of my name in ur blog....u made my day! Thanks a lot May, will sure try this asap and love u for this! Muahhhh!!!