Walnut Cake

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Chinese New Year is just round the corner. I have started my planning for the cny goodies baking over the next two weeks. I thought Saturday was too early for the goodies, so I decided to bake some Walnut Cake for my sisters instead. I realised that most walnut cake included some chocolate chips. For this recipe, I think it will be good to reduce the chocolate chips as I found it too sweet.
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Recipe for Walnut Cake, adapted from Alex Goh's "Creative Making of Cakes"
(Makes a 23cm cake, but I made it into three smaller pans)

Ingredients:
(A) 250g Liv Unsalted butter
20g Caster sugar
(B) 7 Egg yolks
(C) 7 Egg whites
140g Caster sugar
(D) 190g Plain flour
1/2tsp Baking powder
(E) 160g Chopped toasted walnuts
100g Chocolate chips (reduced further if you don't want it too sweet)

Method:
  1. Cream (A) till light. Add (B) and continue to whip till light and smooth.
  2. Whip the egg whites from (C) till foamy. Add sugar and continue to whip till stiff.
  3. Mix the whipped (C) with the above batter till well blended.
  4. Fold in sieved (D) and mix till well combined.
  5. Add (E) and mix till well incorporated.
  6. Pour the batter intot he greased and lined mould. Sprinkle some extra walnuts on top (if want).
  7. Bake at 180C for 40mins (for smaller pans) or test until skewer come out clean.
  8. Cool and serve.
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