Been a really long time since I last blogged, pardon the absence! Managed to sneak some time amidst all the overtime (work) to blog this simple and delicious cake!
This is a bake that you most likely won’t find in cafés – purely because it doesn’t look as pretty as those that are frosted or as dainty as those little tarts in display. It is a sad thing because this cake is so delicious and so good with a cup of tea or coffee!
The cake has a light and tender butter cake base – the lightness allowed me to finish a huge slice of this with ease and can still crave for more. Cinnamon sugar and oozy chocolate bits can be found in the middle of the cake – who doesn’t like chocolate? To finish it off, toasted, chopped walnuts and cinnamon sugar (again!) are sprinkled on top of the batter before baking. This gives a crunch and extra cinnamon-y goodness in every tender bite of the cake.
A huge thanks to Eileen of One Hundred Eighty Degrees who chose this bake for The Home Bakers! Let’s head to the step-by-step photos!
|1) Cream butter and brown sugar together.||2) Add in egg and vanilla.|
|3) Stir in half the flour mixture.||4) Stir in the buttermilk.|
|5) Stir in the remaining flour mixture.||6) Spread half the batter in a greased and lined tin.|
|7) Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar.||8) Add a handful of chocolate chips.|
|9) Spread the batter then add the walnuts.||10) Sprinkle more cinnamon sugar and bake away!|
Thank you for the delicious cake, Eileen!
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Chocolate Walnut Coffee Cake (makes 8 x 5-inch cake)
adapted from Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas
55 grams unsalted butter
2 tablespoons caster sugar
4 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
95 ml milk (3/8 cup), mixed with 1/2 tablespoon vinegar