Zesty Cocolate Walnut Cake

Zesty Chocolate Walnut Cake

Chocolate Cake

Zesty Chocolate Walnut Cake

 


Living in California, we get few things in abundance… Gorgeous Beaches & Mountains, Tons n Tons of Sunshine and ORANGES :))

So what do you get when you have too many oranges sitting in your fridge? Well for me you make a Zesty Chocolate Walnut Cake which was initially going to be chocolate chip cake but then thought we should atleast make it little healthy (As if it’s gonna make us less guilty of having those big chunks of pieces) 

Serves: 8
Serving Suggestion: Serve with vanilla ice-cream infused with orange zest & walnuts.

 
Tools:
2 Medium Bowls – For mixing the Ingredients
1 Baking Tin (I’m using round, you can use
any other shape)
1 Parchment Paper – For lining the baking
tin
Electric Whisk OR Kitchen Aid with Paddle Attachment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 1½ Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Large Eggs – Room Temperature
½ Cup Walnuts – Chopped 
4 Tbsp Orange Zest – (Scrape the top of the orange peel, leaving the white portion behind)
½ Cup Hot Water
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
2 Tsp Instant Coffee Powder
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
¼ Cup Oil – (Any flavorless Oil will do)
1 Tsp Baking Powder
½ Tsp Baking Soda
½ Tsp Vinegar
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Method:
Prep Work: Pre-heat oven at 180C
  1. In a medium bowl, sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, coffee powder together
    & mix everything till chocolate is completely combined and the mixture looks brown. Add chopped walnuts and orange zest and keep aside. (Dry Ingredients)
  2. In another bowl, whisk oil & sugar, till it forms a creamy mixture. Add eggs, vanilla
    extract, water and vinegar. Whisk on medium speed till everything is mixed together completely.
  3. Now Lightly fold in (mix) the dry ingredients to the above mixture slowly making sure no lumps are formed and Bake at 180C for 40
    min.
  4. Do the toothpick test: Insert a toothpick at the center of the cake and if it comes out clean, cake is done.
  5. Cool the cake and then serve as desired. (I have served it with a zesty orange-vanilla ice-cream)

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