A couple of weeks ago when I went through my pantry and gave myself a hi-five that a bagful of pistachios were almost finished, I saw a small pile of walnuts that were threatening to go rancid if I didn’t use them up soon. I flipped through all my cook books in search for a recipe that would need a good amount of walnuts to be added and not just a tablespoon or two.
Prep time: 20mins | Bake time: 50mins | Serves 8 (makes one 9″ cake)
- 1-1/2 cups / 150gms chopped walnuts
- 1 cup / 115gms all purpose flour / maida
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup/200gms granulated sugar powdered * see notes
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp zest (grated skin) of a lime * optional
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of salt
The original recipe asked for 1-1/3rd cups of sugar which works out to approx 250gms. This results in a cake that is a tad too sweet for my liking. I would suggest you use just 1 cup granulated sugar and then powder it. The cake will taste just perfectly sweet – not too sweet.
If you are using readily available caster sugar please use your judgement according to the level of sweetness you desire.