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|