Thursday, October 7, 2010

Malai Walnut Cake

I got  this recipe from nita mehta's cook book and i wanted to try it because it was little different as it had no butter and it was made from home made cream, wanted to know how it turns out and when i did it, it was  really very yum...

Ingredients

1/2 cup Malai(home made cream)

1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup plain flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 pinches of baking soda

2-3 drops of lemon yellow colour

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 cup cold milk

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

For the Icing

4 tbsp softened butter

1/2 cup sugar

4 tbsp cocoa 

2-3 tbsp milk if required

Other ingredients

1/2 cup chocolate vermicelli

1/2 cup colourful sprinklers



Method
  • Sieve Maida, baking powder, soda twice and then keep aside
  • In a Mixing bowl, add malai, sugar and beat it lightly with your hands till it gets well blended
  • Add Half Maida mix,half milk and beat well with the electric beater and then again add the rest of the maida mix and milk and beat it well
  • Add vanilla essense, lemon yellow colour and 1/4 cup walnuts and mix well
  • Pour the cake batter in a greasing baking dish,put the rest of the walnuts on top of it evenly and bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 30 min or till done
  • Allow it to cool completely on wire rack before icing
For the Icing
  • Beat the sugar & the butter well till smooth and creamy
  • Add cocoa powder and mix well, if its too thick add milk and beat it well for 2-3 minutes till the desired consistency
For the cake
  • Spread the icing on the cake evenly on all the sides,then sprinkle chocolate vermicilli and colourful sprinklers on it and leave it aside for 1-2 hours and then slice and serve when required