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Monday, July 25, 2011

Moist and soft Chocolaty Walnut Cake


One evening, when my Husband came back from office, the house was filled with the aroma of a cake which was baking in the oven. He was too delighted to have a piece of the banana almond cake which I usually make for my little one. So he asked me to bake yet another cake using my newly bought cake pan.



However the cake turns, he is usually ok with that. So I simply thought of baking a basic chocolate cake along the similar lines how I usually make the banana almond cake.

Thinking about the chocolate cake,sometime before I read about a moist cake in Raks blog. She is a perfect and a great cook and she has lots of collections in her space.
I made the cake and it turned out really good and my husband even shared the cake with his colleagues. He tells me they all liked it a lot. Not sure.. need to check when I meet them next time :-)



Anyways, I was satisfied the way it came out and I had another cake recipe for my blog.
We like it to be simple so I didn’t do any decorations, but simply kept a jelly rose over the top and sprinkled some chocolate vermicelli which I had used to decorate my black forest cake



Ingredients:
  1. All purpose flour / Maida- 1 ½ cup
  2. Sugar- 1cup
  3. Cocoa powder- 3tbsp
  4. Oil- ¼ cup
  5. Baking Soda- 1tsp
  6. Lemon Juice- 1tbsp
  7. Water- 1cup
  8. Salt- 1pinch
  9. Walnuts (crushed)- ½ cup
  10. Vanilla Essence- ½ tsp

Method:
  1. Sieve the all purpose flour, cocoa powder and baking soda twice atleast to mix evenly.
  2. Mix water and sugar well till the sugar completely dissolves. Add lemon juice, salt, oil and vanilla essence and mix well. In this mixture add the flour mixture and mix until no lumps are formed.
  3. In this add the chopped and crushed walnuts. After mixing the batter will be smooth watery texture.
  4. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. By the time grease the cake pan with few drops of oil and flour.
  5. Pour the batter in the pan and bake for about 35 - 40min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. After done, let it cool completely and then cut into pieces and enjoy.


19 comments:

  1. Hey the cake looks wonderful...soft and delicious..

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  2. wonderful looking cake yummy1!!!!1

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  3. Wow! I love the crumbs and the texture of the cake, Simply gorgeous.
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  4. it's a beautiful bake, moist n fluffy !

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  5. It must be heavenly to come home to the smell of baked goodies. I'm sure your hubby knows how lucky he is, elle? :) Endayalum cake super aayittundu...chocolate flavor ahhh!

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  6. such a sweet couple u 2 are :) A supportive husband is one of the best things in life. And a loving wife makes life worthwhile ... love the cake ... chocolate flavour is my favourite!

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  7. Moist and fantastic cake!


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  8. what a perfect bake! LOVE it :)

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  9. absolutely soft n moist zareena...wonderful try..:)
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  10. Oh zareena.. This cake looks wonderful with different textures with nuts n all.. just pass me slice too..

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  12. Looks so soft & moist, wonderful looking cake :)

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  13. Thank you so much for all your love, support and kind words.
    Sarah- so nice of you.
    Savitha- Thanks for visiting my blog.
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  14. that looks amazing. really love the texture inside!

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  15. Hi Zareena, thanks so much for trying and the nice words,so glad that every one liked it,your cake has turned out awesome and loved the walnut in the cake...:)

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