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Walnut Cocoa Butter Cake

Makes a 9 inch cake Or 2 x 6 inch cakes
Author: Delishar

Ingredients

  • 250 g butter softened
  • 160 g castor sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup 60ml milk
  • 190 g cake flour
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 120 g walnuts milled/blended
  • 60 g walnuts to top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 170C.
  • Grease pan, and line bottom with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  • Add eggs and beat one at a time.
  • Beat on high for 1 minute to incorporate air into batter.
  • Add milk & vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • Sift in flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
  • Beat until just combined.
  • Fold in milled/blended walnuts.
  • Pour into baking tin, drop tin on counter tops a few times to remove large air bubbles.
  • Bake at 170C for 50-55 minutes for 9 inch cake, or 40 minutes for 6 inch cake.
  • Check by inserting skewer into cake, if it comes out clean, it means it's done.