Monday, July 2, 2012

THB #5 Walnut Crusted Butter Cake

5th bake from The Home Bakers, from the book Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas
Butter cake - one of DH's favorite cakes, this time with nutty crust at the sides - nice!
Original recipe used almond slices, but I used sliced walnuts since that's what I had in stock :)
I baked only half recipe this time, just nice portion for the family without being over indulged :)
But the quantity of the walnuts I used was for one recipe :)
And also, I ommited amond extract and reduced sugar to 150g (half recipe)

I love the texture of this cake. It's rather dense - typical butter cake, but soft with fine texture
I added 3 tbsp of plain yoghurt (for half recipe) which I think it's a good thing :)

And the outer crust was so exciting to munch! I love this part the best :)
I used two rectangle short pans, to shorten the baking time :)

I found the fork is really cute, it's actually kids fork, those who still learn to grip

Overall, we like this cake. Probably I'll add some orange zest and orange glaze - yum! :)

For full recipe, please visit Emily's site
Please visit The Home Bakers, you'll see other members' bakes and really hope you can join in the fun too!


  1. Your cakes looks lovely, Alice! I can see the fine texture and your crust is deliciously golden! Glad that your family loves it, and walnut sounds great. And yes, I think everyone enjoyed the nutty crust the most! Great bake!
    Have a lovely week!

  2. Hi Alice,

    Love your adaptations with walnuts and the yoghurt! Fabulous results! Addition of yoghurt, sour cream and buttermilk always always improves the cake texture!

  3. 10 over 10 for the texture!! loooking amazingggggggg... I can already sense the butter taste right now... yummmmy

  4. Agreed totally with Nashreen, so love the fine crumbs, I bet the taste is even better! double yummy!

  5. Very nice cake - love your idea of adding yoghurt and orange zest. Will take note of this when I next bake.

  6. Hi Alice, I love the texture of your cake. It is indeed a great idea to add the yoghurt, I thought it was rather dry in its original recipe.

  7. Hi Alice, walnut sounds like an excellent option, and your suggestion for orange zest and glaze sounds really yummy! Your cake looks fabulous, and I love the kid's fork, so cute!

  8. That cake looks fantastic ! Adding yogurt seems a good idea by the look of that cake ! Love the nutty and slightly crispy sides so as her dense texture ! Yummy bake , Alice :D

  9. eileen@hundred eighty degreesJuly 4, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Thanks for trying out with addition of yoghurt. I am sure it helps. Yours look good:)

  10. I like your cake more... I think your addition of yogurt into the cake batter is good. It make it slightly fluffier than the one made with the original recipe.

  11. oooh.. This is such a delicious treat! I love simple cakes like this especially when they contain yummy walnuts!!



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