Zesty Cocolate Walnut Cake

Chocolate Cake
Zesty Chocolate Walnut Cake

Living in California, you 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. 

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

 1½ Cups All Purpose Flour
(Indian Name-Maida)
2 Large Eggs – Room Temperature
½ Cup Walnuts – Chopped – (Indian Name – Akhrot)
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
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 
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
  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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