Swirly Chocolate Walnut Cake

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Hi All….

Thank you for all your recovery wishes & loads of comforting messages .I am perfectly fine now & back with my Bake a Cake post.
This is my first hand at Baking a Cake and wow… woow… I m totally satisfied..
Coz its quite easy …and I got the perfect texture I was looking for..

Well coming to Making .. Referred to Divya’s Zebra Cake  & Pound Cake’s Recipe from google & combined both of them and gave it my version.

I didnt have a Circular tin , so went on my preparation with a square tin.My 19 months old lil one just loved it.. He ate a slice of it.. though hot.. and said.. Mmmm Mmmm . He had couple of bites of it. That gave me my best satisfaction. My H felt hungry early this morning when he saw the cake .. and had them at 6 in the morning 🙂 Wot more could you expect…..out of your experiment being successful ???


INGREDIENTS:

Dry Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour2 Cups
Baking Powder1 Tsp
Cocopowder2 Tsp
Chopped WalnutsHandful

Wet Ingredients:

Eggs3 Nos
Sugar1 Cup
Unsalted Butter3/4 Cup + 2 tsp for spreading
Low fat Condensed Milk3/4 Cup
Milk1/4-1/2 Cup
Vanilla Extract1 Tsp

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat the oven 325 F. Generously butter an 8.5″ square pan and set aside.
  • Sift together the flour and baking powder and set aside.
  • Combine Eggs & Sugar together in a mixing bowl . Beat them until they are fluffy. Now add in the condensed milk ,vanilla extract & beat a couple of times . Gradually introduce the unsalted butter & beat them well until they are nicely mixed. Add about 1/4 cup of milk too and beat them until they are blended well.
  • Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat them until all of them are incorporated .
  • Divide the batter in to 2 separate bowls. In one of the bowls add in chopped walnuts & the other bowl , stir in 2 tsp of Coco Powder.
  • Add the batters alternatively until the batter is done. Let them spread on its own.
  • Bake it in preheated oven for 50min to an hour. Check with a fork / toothpick in the sides & center.
  • Cool completely in the loaf an on a rack, then unmold & slice.
  • Enjoy it with Tea or jsut like tat…Apt to grab ’em anytime.

Cooking Notes:
Never fill the baking tin upto the brim. Need to give space for the batter to rise. As we always learn from mistakes , I just learnt this one too.
Always check the center of the cake too with a toothpick/fork if its done. Sides tend to cook faster.
I have used 1/2 cup of milk for this preparation. Its because the condensed milk can make the batter really thick and might not incorporate the flour.

Sending this to

Monthly Mingle hosted by Aparna and started by Meeta

And also to Kidz Delight hosted by Srivalli.

Cheers

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Comments (32)

  • Isn't choc and walnuts such a deadly and a delectable combo,Sandhya?Absolutely love the cake!

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  • congratulations on your first cake!! hope to c more good recipes from you!!

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  • Perfect cake. Can't believe its a first try. Looks so cute.

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  • Awesome cake Sandhya.. Very tempting indeed!

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  • Nice appreciation for your first baking!! Looks perfect and why wouldn't your family love it?

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  • Looks great Sandhya!

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  • cake looks perfect and yummy 🙂

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  • Wow…the cake has come out beautifully, perfect bake. Looks so tempting….Keep rocking girl..:)

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  • I love walnuts in my cake! Looks too good! And nice swirls. I suggest you make the batter a little more thin , so that it spreads easily.

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  • That's a pretty cake. Is that really your first cake ever?
    Thanks for joining us at High Tea.

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  • Thank you Divya.. for the tip Will remember when i bake next time.

    Yup Aparna.. This is my first cake ever….

    Thanks Sangeeta & gulmohar..

    @ Viki.. It is indeed my first try..

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  • @ Shri… Walnut & Choco.. Anytime together…

    @ Latha… thank you:) guess wot.. I sent 2 pieces of cake for taster session with my husband.. All of them well appreciated.

    Thanks Vidya & Rohini

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  • will try this.

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  • Wow..nice one.looks perfect.

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  • wwooww!!! tht sounds really tasty! i will definitely try it out…
    meanwhile..pls pick a hug from my page 🙂

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  • Scrumptious swirl chocolate walnut cake Sandhya..not only kids even i'll finish it now..

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  • nice try…will surely try it.

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  • Very inviting bake! Lovely Sandhya…

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  • First cake itself has come out very perfect… too good

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  • Looks Awesome ! Keep it up Sandhya 🙂

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  • Wow,cake has come out so well! Perfect looking cake Sandhya!

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  • Wow.. cake looks wonderful..! Delicious sandhya!

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  • thx for visiting my page….BTW the cake looks yumm. I have also made this, you can never go wrong with this one…..

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  • The cake looks absolutely delicious. What is important is the taste and the rest is forgotten.

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  • came out nice sandhya. me too never started baking so far.perfect

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  • Awesome cake!
    High time I got into serious baking.

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  • Thankyou for viisiting my place. And this cake looks delicous. I too remember seeing them in Divyas place.
    Don't matter about the pan, it is the taste which counts.

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  • The came out so well dear…looks perfect and tasty 🙂

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  • Hi sandhya,
    enna supera kalkirenga…yeh wat choco powder did u use..is it sweet or unsweetened?

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  • I'm stopping by again to inform that you have been bestowed a gift on my page. Do come by to collect them when you have the time, dearest:)

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  • looks yum..i luv swirl cake..u did well..

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  • This looks so good! Just wanted to let you know that my Sister-in-law tried out your pav recipe. She said it turned out fab – not dry and crumbly but soft and moist. Just the way pav should be.:)

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