Easy Recipe of Coffee Cake with Walnuts
The recipe of this cake is very appropriate for the days when you do not have time for searching and wondering what sweet treat to suggest to your morning coffee.
Coffee Cake with Walnuts:
Preparation time: 20 min
Baking Time: 1 hour 20 min
Serves: 10 medium sized pieces
125 g butter
1 ½ cup flour
½ cup sugar
½ cup yogurt
1 tea spoon baking powder
1 tea spon baking soda
zest of one lime or lemon
2 tblsp cocoa powder
½ cup walnuts
Turn oven to 160 degrees Celsius. In a suitable bowl, mix flour with vanilla, baking powder and baking soda.
Melt butter in a water bath. In a bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar. Add yogurt, vanilla and lemon peel. Beat until creamy. Finally, add melted butter and beat another 2-3 minutes. Stop the mixer, add the flour gradually, by incorporating it with wooden or plastic spatula. To get, nice homogeneous butter, finalize the mixing with the electric mixer.
Put 1 / 3 of the butter into separate bowl and add cocoa powder to it. Beat with mixer until the whole amount of cocoa powder is evently distributed.
Cover rectangular cake form with baking paper and then brush with butter. If you use a classical cake form with a hole in the middle, brush with butter and sprinkle some flour on the top. Remove the excess flour before you pour the mixture. If you use silicone form do not brush with butter or cover with paper.
Pour ½ of the main mixture into the form, then pour a layer of cocoa butter and at the end another layer of the remaining yellow mixture. Toss some ground nuts on the top and bake for about an hour, hour and 20 minutes.
For a nice tall cake, you should not open the oven during the first 40-50 minutes.
After an hour, open the oven and check with a toothpick if it is ready (you have to stick in the highest part). If some of the mixture is sticked on the toothpick, bake a little longer. Be careful not to overdo it! When you acquire a nice brown crust it is ready.
Take it out of the oven and leave for about 10 minutes in the form. Then, turn it upside down on a serving plate and sprincle with powdered sugar.
dairy » yoghurt
flours » all purpose
sugar » white
nuts » walnut
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