Walnut Butter Cake

cake_walnutbutter04 A sudden craving to eat Walnut Butter Cake prompted me to bake one. This butter cake is light and buttery. Even though it took a few more additional steps because of it's method, I think it's really worth it as it creates a light cake. This will be a keeper for me.

Recipe for Walnut Butter Cake, adapted from Domestic Goddess Wannabe.
(Makes a 8" round cake)

250g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
4 Egg yolks
80g Caster sugar
180g Self-raising flour, sifted
A pinch of salt
70g Walnuts, toasted and ground
60g Whole milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
4 Egg whites
70g caster sugar
1 tsp Corn flour
Some chopped walnuts for topping (approx. 30g)

1. Mix ground walnuts, salt and flour together. Set aside.
2. In the bowl of a mixer, beat together butter and sugar until the mixture turns pale and fluffy.
3. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, and continue beating until incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
4. Fold in the dry ingredients and milk in the sequence flour-milk-flour. Mix until the flour is just incorporated. Set this aside.
5. In another clean mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy.
6. Add the corn flour in the sugar and mix well. Then gradually add the sugar, whisking all the while until stiff peaks form.
7. Transfer 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk mixture. Fold well with a spatula.
8. Gently fold in the remaining meringue in 2 batches, until no white streaks remain.
9. Pour the batter into a lined 8" round pan. Smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle some walnuts on top.
10. Bake at 170°C for 45 mins. (I bake mine at 160C for 50mins on the 3rd rack.)
11. When the cake is done, (insert a skewer it the cake and if it emerges cleanly it is done), let the cake rest for 5 minutes in the pan before carefully transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely. (I overturned my cake and let it cool completely before unmoulding.)
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Zoe said...
July 20, 2016 at 11:46 AM

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

I know this! Saw it from Diana's blog too. I like to bake this cake too but my son says that he prefer cakes with no nuts in them. Ai ya!


Passionate About Baking said...
July 21, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Thanks Zoe for dropping by. This cake is nice. Maybe bake a smaller one for yourself. :)

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