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!

11 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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

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  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:)

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  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.

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

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