Monday, October 29, 2012

Eggless Chocolate Walnut Cake / Inside-out walnut brownie-cake | For his 6 months

After posting non stop on different sundal varieties for the nine days of Navratri, I was totally exhausted and sitting in front of the system, typing away words for a post did not seem me, I don't know why ~ maybe I wanted to hibernate. So for the past four days, I din't sit in front of the PC and enjoyed having my 'me-time' cooking for the family, shopping and spending time with the kid. Then I remembered that I was late in posting the monthly birthday cake that I bake for my kuttypa. Wanting to finish framing the post as soon as I could, I cradled the kid to sleep, laid him down for his afternoon nap and sat down to put up the post. I am still in hibernation mode and am not sure when I will wake up. But I know that I will not be gone for long, might be one week or could be even one day, am not sure.

Coming to the bake, I made this Eggless Chocolate Walnut cake for my chotu's 6th month birthday. And I am glad that I chose this, it was dark, fudgy, moist and deep-chocolate-y. We loved every bit of it and the huss declared it to be one of the best bake and named it the "Inside-out walnut brownie-cake" and I would very well agree to that. The walnuts got toasted beautifully and the crunchiness added an extra yum factor. Its really worth a second try or shall I say many more tries.


Recipe adapted from Easycooking

~*What U Need*~
All purpose Flour - 1 cup
Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup(I used Cadbury's)
Instant coffee powder - 1 tsp
Thick curd(homemade) - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Chopped Walnuts - 1/2 cup
Regular sugar - 1 tbsp
Chocolate chips - 2 tbsp

How I Made it:
Preheat oven to 200C. Grease a round cake tin. Sift together flour, cocoa powder and coffee powder. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat together sugar and yogurt till creamy. Mix in baking powder, baking soda and vanilla extract and beat well. Allow to rest tll you see bubbles appearing on the top.

Beat in the oil. Now add the sifted flour and beat till you get a smooth batter. Pour batter into cake tin.

Smooth the top and sprinkle the top with chopped walnuts, chocolate chips and sugar. Bake at 200C for 10 minutes and 170C for 25-30 mins or skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool the cake in the tin for 5 minutes and then turn onto a wire rack for further cooling. Slice after it cools completely.

Serve as it is or warm with a dollop of ice-cream and a generous helping of chocolate sauce or with a a quenelle of whipped cream or serve chilled!!!

** My Notes:
** First and foremost, do not get tempted to lick the whole batter. The batter is way too delicious that you might want to lick the bowl clean ;)
** Cool the cake completely before cutting.
** The cake is delicious on its own but I served it warm with a dollop of ice-cream and a generous helping of chocolate sauce and that was top-notch.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

Signs off!!!

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62 comments:

  1. i love love love love walnut cake with choco sauce and ice cream ! ssslllrrppp !

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  2. Super combination esp with hot choco sauce and perfect comfort food!

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  3. love this.. Who don't want brownie? Happy 6 months! he is going to keep you more busy
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  4. sounds too interesting.. never tried eggless..

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  5. OMG...that looks heavenly and with all of my fav fav flavors!!! Happy 6 month b'day to ur sweetie...n thanks for the step wise pics.

    Regards,
    Manju
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  6. Time flies na, already 6 months thats fabulous. Cant resist to this super moist chocolate cake.

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  7. Looks heavenly and delicious.
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  8. what a perfect way to celebrate the day,Yummy & delsih cake dear..Happy 6mnth birthday to your li'l one,Vimitha:)
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  9. that is one moist and super delicious cake ....love to have a bite.

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  10. perfect cake for that little milestone! happy half year birthday to your little one Vimitha.

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  11. loved this soft and moist chocolate cake..loved the walnut topping..yummy!!

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  12. Yay lil baby is now half way through his first year! What a gorgeous cake to mark the occasion ! Don't worry Vim, 6 more months and he will lick the batter bowl clean!

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  13. Wow..Absolutely yummy cake for the baby..

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  14. Superb delicious cake, I am a fan of hot choco sauce. Love it dear.

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  15. Wonderful recipe..Love the crunchy topping over it..

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  16. What a lovely chocolatey way to mark the little ones 6 month birthday. loved it.

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  17. wow tempting recipe..mouth watering dear...

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  18. ha ha .. I like your First Note ;) and the cake too off course ;)

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  20. Delicious Chocolate cake, happy 6 month birthday to your prince.

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  21. Delicious cake.. I'm craving for a cake now..

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  22. Lovely cake Vimi....looking so delicious...can I have a piece?

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  23. Yummmmoooo cake :)

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  24. Looks so chocolaty & yummm!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  25. Amazing...it looks so delicious, perfectly made.


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  26. must try this. looks very nice :)

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  27. I should whip up a batch and fill my tummy

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  28. the cake is looking moist and good.

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  29. Awesome cake, looks so moist and delicious..

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  30. Super moist and yummy looking cake...

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  31. Looks very moist!

    Happy Halloween :)

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  32. wow! yum! moist and looks great Vimitha!

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  33. Vimitha, your cake is awesome! I wish I could have a slice right now :)

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  34. Beautiful :)

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  35. Hi Vimitha, your eggless chocolate walnut cake look so delicious. I love the topping, texture of the cake look very moist. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  36. You need some rest dear...
    Cake looks awesome!

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  37. Chocolate walnut cake looks mouth watering......love it.

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  38. wow...delicious n tempting cake.....yummy....Hope your sweet lil is fine....Happy wishes for his 6 months...

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  39. ooh this looks delicious. I am sure you enjoyed both the cake and the baby!

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  40. Looks delicious!! Chocolate and walnuts-Delicious combination!

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  41. Lovely cake,i am ur new follower,lovely space.

    babitha

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  42. That looks amazing, I can't believe it is eggless! Marvelous!!!

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  43. Wow. That looks too delicious. My wishes to your little one!

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  44. Hi Vimitha...these looks super tempting. very well explained. I too make this basic chocolae cake for most of my bakes. Lokks yumm.

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  45. Vimi..thatz one awesome cake. Totally deserves 5 stars..Bookmarked ! Its has fluffed up soo well

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  46. very very yummy yummy and looking very delicious admin,very good job by you,keep on posting the articles like this,..

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  47. kuttypa? chotu? I'm new here, so am wondering about these words--names? The cake is beautiful and I know that toasted/roasted nuts are always scrumptious. Good job on this one. I intend to "pin" it.

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    1. Kathy, kuttypa and chotu are words which I use to refer my 6 month old boy... Kuttypa is a Tamil word meaning lil one and chottu is Hindi word which means small.. Hope its clear to u now. :-)...

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