How to prepare Kerala Christmas walnut cake?
In Kerala, most famous festival which is celebrated by all people is Christmas. Cake plays a vital role in Christmas. During Christmas people distribute cakes and sweets to their friends, relatives and neighbors. They usually prepare plum cake, fruit cake etc. You can also try this Kerala Christmas walnut cake for the upcoming festivals.
The Kerala Christmas walnut cake is a delicious dish which can be prepared within a few minutes. It consumes less ingredients and its taste is so nice. It has pleasant fragrance and it has nice color. Do you want to prepare this Kerala Christmas walnut cake in your home? You can follow the steps given below to prepare this Kerala Christmas walnut cake
Ingredients required for Kerala Christmas walnut cake
1. Plain flour (maida): 2 ½ cups
2. Walnuts : ½ cup
3. Salt: ¼ tsp
4. Chocolate : 85 g
5. Coffee: ¼ cup(hot or cold)
6. Coffee powder: 1 tsp
7. Sugar: 1 ¾ cups
8. Egg: 4
9. Vanilla essence: 2 tsp
10. Milk: 1 cup
11. Baking powder: 1 tsp
12. Unsalted butter: 6-8 tsp
Steps to prepare Kerala Christmas walnut cake
Step 1: Chop the chocolate into fine pieces.
Step 2: Maintain the unsalted butter and milk in room temperature. It prevents the butter from melting and milk from spoiling.
Step 3: Mix the butter and the plain flour well together. It avoids the formation of lumps.
Step 4: Add walnuts, baking powder and salt together with plain flour and butter mixture.
Step 5: Preheat the microwave oven to 350 degrees. Take small bowl, put butter, coffee powder, coffee and chocolate heat it until the butter and chocolate melts completely. Reduce the fire and stir it well.
Step 6: Mix butter, sugar and beat it well until it become a thick paste. Add eggs one by one and beat well. The consistency should be smooth and thick.
Step 7: Pour vanilla essence into the above mixture and beat well.
Step 8: Add dry ingredients such as coffee powder mix and milk alternatively in the above mix and stir it well.
Step 9: Grease a bowl or a mould with butter, pour the above mix as first layer, put some chocolate chips as second layer, and pour the mix as third layer and chocolate chips as next layer and so on.
Step 10: Heat the bowl in the microwave oven for 1 hour. After an hour take the bowl and cool it for 10 minutes.
Step 11: Take the cake from the bowl and garnish it with dry fruits and nuts. Serve it with chill ice cream.
Extra tip: You can use little honey along with butter. It has a different taste.