Thursday, August 27, 2009

Walnut Cake

I have always had a baking phobia due to one of my past disasters where my cake turned into a brick out of my horrors. Suddenly one day I came across Raaga's blog and I thought she was kidding! She had a bunch of beautiful recipes which motivated me to try baking on my own. I wanted to seek her nod before I use her recipe. She readily offered a YES and I was set! Yesterday I baked a Walnut Cake and the results were amazing! Thanks Raaga! I owe you big for this learning! Now, I love baking and look forward to baking many more cakes, cookies and pies.

Serves: 2 individual

All Purpose Flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence - 1/2 teaspoon
Egg - 1 (beaten)
Oil - 1/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 teaspoon
Baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon
Walnuts (chopped) - 1/2 cup
Butter stick (unsalted) - 1/2 stick

Pre-heat oven to 400 F. On the side grease a 8" cake pan with butter (unsalted) and dust with flour.

Mix the wet ingredients first - Egg, Oil, Milk. Beat well. Add the dry ingredients now and fold in Walnuts. Beat well. I gave around 100-200 beats with a whisker since the blender was already on use for another dish. Pour the mix in the cake pan and bake for around 30-35 minutes. The house will be full of cake-bake aroma. Put a tootpick/knife, check if it passes out evenly without any cake mix sticking to the surface.

Allow to cool and transfer to a serving dish.


  1. I am glad you tried it out. That's one nice thing about baking... when you're new to it, if you stick to a recipe... it always comes out well.

    I hope hope you will bake a lot more in the coming years :-)


  2. Thanks Raaga! I did not want to take any chance. The cake turned out well. It tastes better the next day! :))

    Next I wanna try Banana Muffins from your list. Yeah I'm a Baker now :)




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