May 28, 2015

Honey Walnut Bundt Cake Recipe


I love reading cookbooks on my leisure time..I have quite a few collections on my shelves. One of my favourite book to read is nigella lawson's books. I have all her cookbooks on my hand. I read it and do cook from it too..I have made quite a lot of recipes of hers in my blog and this is another addition to it. 

The cake may look complicated, but it is actually pretty simple to make. There are two parts in this recipe, a honey walnut filling and a cake batter..I love the nutty honey filling which is surrounded by a vanilla pound cake..Delicious..


This cake is so easy to handle and will give you a clean slice when you cut them. So delicious with a cup of chai..


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 20 mins
Baking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serves : 8 to 10
Recipe Source : Nigella Lawson

Ingredients:

For Honey Walnut Filling:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1/2 cup heaped (around 75 grams)
Unsalted Butter - 30 grams
Cinnamon Powder - 1 tsp
Walnuts - 150 grams Chopped
Honey - 1/2 cup / 120 ml

For Cake:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 1/2 cup / 300 grams
Baking Soda / Cooking Soda - 1 tsp
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Unsalted Soft Butter - 125 grams
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Eggs - 2
Yogurt / Curd - 1 cup / 240 ml

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Grease a 23 cm bundt cake pan with oil and dust it with flour. Tap off the excess and set aside.

First make the filling, take flour, butter in a bowl. Use a fork to mix it well so it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add in cinnamon, walnuts and honey. Mix well. So it forms a sticky mixture. 

Take flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.

Now take butter, sugar, vanilla in a bowl and use a beater to whip this till creamy.

Now add in eggs one at a time and whip till creamy.

Add in half of the flour mix and half of the yogurt. Fold gently, Now add in remaining flour mix and remaining yogurt. Fold again gently.

Spoon 3/4th of the mix into the pan and use a spoon which is dipped in some oil to create a hollow in the center.  Spread the mixture up the sides a little and around the funnel of the tin to create a rim. You don’t want the sticky filling to leak out to the sides of the tin.

Dollop the honey filling carefully into the dent in the cake batter, then cover the filling with the remaining batter. Smooth the top and put the tin into the oven for 30 to 40 minutes.

Now remove the cake tin from oven, let it cool down for 30 mins. Ease the sides with a butterknife. Invert the cake over a plate. Let it cool completely, now slice and serve.

Pictorial:
First lets make the honey walnut filling
Take flour in a bowl


add in butter


use a fork to mix the butter with the flour


it will resemble crumbs


add in a good amount of cinnamon


add in walnuts


pour in honey


mix well..It will be like a sticky paste


Now prepare your baking pan by greasing it with oil and dusting with flour


Take your ingredients for batter


First take flour in a bowl


Add in baking powder


Add in baking soda


mix well and set aside


Take butter in a bowl


add in sugar


add in vanilla


use a beater to cream this up


now it is all creamy


Add in one egg at a time and beat
Add in another egg and whip it up


Now it is all creamy


add in half of the flour mix


Add in half of the yogurt 


fold lightly


Add in remaining flour


and the remaining yogurt


fold everything really well


Now spoon 3/4th of batter in


dip a spoon in some oil for easy spreading


make a hollow in the center





LIke this


You need a hollow thing in the center


spoon your honey walnut filling in


Now dollop the remaining batter all over it


smoothen it out


Tap this few times on the counter so everything settles in beautifully


Bake them..Let them cool down, then invert them


TA DA


Slice and serve


Taste great with a glass of milk of coffee..

11 comments:

  1. Can I make this in pressure cooker?

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  2. Luks sooo yummy..

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  3. Hi
    Aarthi can v make it eggless
    N can v use any nuts other than walnuts
    Thanks & regards
    Avni

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  4. Hi

    I noticed that you are using Baking soda and Baking Powder together. Basically both are used for the same purpose i.e. to release carbon dioxide in the batter / dough for the spongy softness when baked.
    When using soda you've to bake it immediately because it starts releasing carbon dioxide instantly if delayed then all the air bubbles will escape and the mixture will become flat.
    Baking Powder is nothing but a combination of Baking Soda and Acidifying Agent along with starch. When you are use Baking powder you don't have bake it immediately because Carbon Dioxide is released only when it baked.
    So using Baking Soda and Baking Powder together is actually, double quantity of Baking Soda. To much of Baking Soda will to lead Bloating Stomach and not good for health.

    Thanks

    Sathish

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  5. @Anonymousno you cannot make this eggless, and you can use pecans, cashews, pista, almonds instead of walnuts

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  6. Excellent recipe. Simple and tasty. Thanks a ton for sharing.

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  7. Hi! I think we can make it egglrsd by adopting any of your egglrsd vanilla cake erecipe and do the same filling no?

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  8. @nupur jaini think u can do it..but make sure the batter is pretty thick

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  9. @nupur jaini think u can do it..but make sure the batter is pretty thick

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  10. Can this be done in a normal baking pan ?

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