Cake was one of the first things I learnt to bake when I was still a schoolgirl. Over the years, I have made many cakes, both simple and complicated, but a favourite that I keep returning to is this Chocolate Walnut Cake.
This is an adaptation of my mom’s cake recipe that has served me well all these years. I made this for a friend’s 80th birthday. I used Cadbury’s Drinking Chocolate and reduced the amount of sugar used so that it becomes less rich and is suitable for any age group.
(Serves 5 persons)
All-purpose flour 1 cup Drinking chocolate 2 tbsps Eggs 3 Butter 180 g Sugar 3/4 cup Baking powder 1 tsp Vanilla essence 1 tsp Milk 1 tbsp
Preheat the oven at 350 degree F or 180 degree C.
Sift the flour and baking powder together. Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the sifted flour, a little at a time. Add the vanilla essence and milk.
Take a little of the batter into a bowl and add the drinking chocolate. Pour the rest of the batter into a greased cake tin. Add the chocolate batter in little blobs and run a toothpick through in swirls.
Reduce the oven temperature to 160 degree C and bake the cake for 40 minutes. Test with a toothpick after 35 minutes. When the toothpick comes out clean, take the cake out of the oven and let it cool.