Friday, May 4, 2012

Free and Easy Bake-Along #23 : Honey Walnut Cake

hmm think this is the first time I baked with such large amount of honey >.< The cake turns out very well!! moist and lovely honey fragrant, even my boy loves it and asked for a slice every other day :D :D

Seems like Lena & Joyce having some problems on grinding the walnuts. But I do not encounter much problem with my Braun Food Processor, I do not even added some flour as I've forgotten about it :P and grinded the toasted walnuts with short pulse. It is the same theory when making the ground almonds for macarons, over grinding will cause the nut oil to seep out and it will become pasty.





Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups walnut pieces, toasted
  • 130gm plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 170gm unsalted butter
  • 120ml honey
  • 30gm sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste
  • 10 nice walnut, toasted and 2 tbsp honey for garnish

Method
  • Grind the walnuts in a food processor with 1/2 cup of the flour until very fine. In a medium bowl, combine the ground nuts, remaining flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cream butter, honey & sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition. Beat in zests & vanilla paste.
  • Using a spatula, fold in flour mixture until fully incorporated.
  • Spread the batter evenly in the lined 8" cake pan. Bake in the preheated oven at 160 deg cel for 40 to 45 mins, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake in the pan for 5 minutes and then turn out onto a cake rack to cool.
  • While the cake is cooling, toast the ten walnut halves on a sheet pan for 8 minutes. Add the 2 tablespoons of honey and stir until the walnuts are coated. Garnish the edge of the cake with the honey coated walnut.




10 comments:

Jeannie Tay said...

Hi Peng, looks like we used similar recipe, you have glazed walnut to decorate your cake, I got lazy towards the end and just leave mine plain! Yours looks so much prettier:)

kitchen flavours said...

Lovely cake! Nice walnut decor all around! I should really get a food processor! Glad to hear that your family enjoyed this cake! Thank you for baking along with us! Have a great weekend!

アンゼエリン said...

Nice to you join us to bake along. Honey walnut cake is absolutely nice to eat right.....I like the way you garnished the whole walnut on the cake.

Anonymous said...

Hi, your cake looked lovely. Have a question, may I know are you referring to the blender when you mentioned about using the food processor? Would really love to try this soon...

Thanks.

Jeannie

Peng said...

Thanks for all the kind word, it indeed looks lovely with the glazed walnuts around the cake :)

Jeannie...yes is my old food blender which have 1 processor to grind dry ingredient and the other for liquid :)

simple baking said...

Absolutely love that you decorated the top with glazed walnuts. This cake sure does taste great :D

Zoe said...

I used short pulses too for processing the nuts and didn't get a pasty nut mix. Your cake looks with the walnut decoration.

Vivian Pang said...

I can see the texture indeed very moist! Nice bake!

Jasline (Food Is My Life) said...

Hi Peng, your cake looks delicious, the decoration makes the cake look very classy! It was a very delicious cake! :)

Alice said...

hi Peng, looks really good!
not surprised ur family enjoyed this cake :)

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