Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Milk chocolate- Walnut Coffee Cake

Early morning starts with a cuppa tea & multi tasking : watching news, reading mails & going through new posts by blogger friends and writing comments on their posts . I start feasting my eyes on these amazing dishes and baked breads & fantastic cakes. Mary has baked an amazing coconut bread. I was tempted to give it a try but realized I did not have a couple ingredients. OK I said to myself,"I will wait for this one". The rest of the day went by doing routine  stuff - regular chores including morning walk, lunch,  running errands and so on and so forth .  it is late  in the evening and I read the updated post on http://food&thriftfinds/ on my dashboard. I had to visit happygo Marni  blog when I read about her on Elizabeth's blog & visit  I did  & I see this milk chocolate-walnut coffee cake beauty on Marnie's blog. I noticed I had everything the cake called for in my pantry. I was thrilled- I had been itching to bake something  since early morning :) This sounded fun ,I liked the layering of sugar with Cinnamon & walnuts with milk chocolate chips. This cake turned out exactly what I had hoped for & more . Almost half of it was eaten as dessert after dinner & hopefully we will have some left for our evening tea tomorrow :) This  is a very simple cake to bake. Thank you !!! Elizabeth for leading me to happy go marni's blog . It is one amazing place for baking good stuff.

1 stick butter or 8 tbsp unsalted & room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar & 3 tbsp
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter milk or low-fat  plain yogurt ( I have used Greek fat free yogurt )
2 tsp ground cinnamon
6 ounces milk chocolate or milk chocolate wafers ( I have used milk & peanut chocolate chips)
1 cup(4 ounces) of walnuts or  pecans roasted

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F. Lightly butter and flour a 9 inch spring form pan .
In a large bowl cream butter & sugar ( reserve the 3 tbsp granulated sugar) together with a wooden spoon or an electric mixer and beat in the eggs & vanilla until smooth. In a medium bowl sieve flour,baking powder,salt and baking soda. Now stir the  dry ingredients into the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk/yogurt in two increments until the batter is smooth.

Stir together the cinnamon and sugar. Now pour half of the batter in the prepared pan. Sprinkle half of the granulated sugar with cinnamon and top it with the chopped walnuts & chocolate chips. Now pour the rest half of the batter and sprinkle the remaining half of the granulated sugar mixed with cinnamon and then layer it with roasted walnuts and chocolate chips.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick poked in the centre comes out clean.

This is the batter that goes in the oven

The cake is ready

Bake & make a toast to the holiday breakfast :) This will be loved by one & all !!!


  1. This really looks yummy Kavita....wonder whether Cashew-nuts can be substituted instead of the walnuts as it is difficult to get at this part of Kerala. Once I made a cake with choc chips and it sunked....though I mixed it with a little bit of flour while adding.....

  2. Kavi u r really gr8 ya! Looks delicious n want to grab!

  3. this looks wowwwwwwww! so very inviting! recipe bookmarked !

  4. I found u thru Elisabeths blog as well and why am i not suprised to find this lovely coffee cake here!!
    Its lovely and delicious and u have done the recipe proud!

  5. Walnut and chocolate chip cake looks yummy.

  6. That is so healthy and delicious bake, I noted that you've not used butter but yogurt, turns out great...

  7. yummy and delicious cakr .u are true it is loved by all

  8. Gorgeous cake, walnuts and chocolate,sounds a perfect treat...now I feel so tempted to try this:)

  9. drool..drool..looks so rich , perfect and delicious..

  10. You will be the death of me. This really looks wonderful. I hope you are having a great day and enjoy the holiday in the company of family and friends. Blessings...Mary

  11. No words on this Kavita, simply great..Loved the cake big time..

  12. This cake is incredibly moist!!! Roasted walnuts add nice nutty flavor to the cake....

  13. Kavita-Another winner, with chocolate. I will add this yummy cake to my coffee cake collection.
    Thanks for sharing. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  14. This cake looks so soft and sumptuous...I'd love to take a bite!

  15. wow lovely cake looks flawless great blog

  16. wow.. that looks so perfect and yumm.. like the combo too..


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