Coffee and walnut cake

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Whenever I bake a cake, that 30-40 minute wait required for the baking process, seems unbearable and exciting. Imagine, getting to witness the transformation of an odd looking semi-solid mixture into a beautiful, soft and fluffy goodness!

Some months back, I was telling a sweet friend, about the joy and happiness that I get from baking. She was so happy that she encouraged me to share my recipes with you all and also started this blog for me. So, today, this cake recipe is dedicated to that awesome friend, may she always remains a sweet, bubbly and beautiful girl. J

This cake has got a lot of goodness, as it is made with walnuts, and reduced amount of all-purpose flour. Its perfect for a tea-time snack, and really easy to decorate and present.

The following recipe makes for around 300 gm cake.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs,
  • ½ cup vegetable oil,
  • ½ cup icing sugar; save around 1 tablespoon for dusting later,
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour,
  • ½ cup ground walnut,
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder,
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder,
  • 3 tablespoon milk,
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder,
  • A pinch of salt.

Method:

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  • Beat egg, oil and sugar, till mixed properly.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Now add the cinnamon powder and mix all dry ingredients together; keep aside.
  • Warm the milk and add the coffee into it and mix well.
  • Now gradually mix in the flour, then the ground walnut and the coffee mixture into the egg mixture, alternating the three ingredients.
  • Mix all ingredients well. I have used an egg whisk for all the mixing.
  • Now grease and line a six-inch baking tray and pour the mixture. Tap it to release any air bubble.
  • Bake this in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 20 minutes, or till the time a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Once the cake cools down, sprinkle icing sugar; you can also use various stencil designs to decorate your cake.

Enjoy this goodness with a cup of evening tea.

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Stay tuned for many more simple recipes.

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