Sunday, September 27, 2009

Coffee Cake with Walnut Crumble

 If you are tired of butter and cream cakes, you might want to try this recipe – i.e. Coffee Walnut Crumble Cake as it tastes so well especially if you go with coffee. By looking at the recipe, I would think the cake turned out to be dense and heavy, it's surprisingly that it looks dense but it's very light and soft. I was told that it's the sour cream which makes the cake so moist. The nutty crumb (which makes of butter, flour, brown sugar and walnut) that sprinkles on top of the cake has created a lovely contrasting effect of soft, moist, crispy and nutty. The cinnamon is an excellent enhancer to cake flavor making this such a perfect breakfast or afternoon treat.
 Topping Ingredients:
- 50g plain flour } sifted
- ¼ tsp cinnamon powder }
- 50gm butter (cut into cubes)
- 80g brown sugar (can cut down to 70g)- 80g chopped walnuts

1. Rub butter into flour and cinnamon powder till crumb.
2. Mix in brown sugar and chopped walnut. Mix well. Chill in fridge.
Cake Ingredients:-
150g butter
- 250g icing sugar (can cut down to 230g)- ½ tsp salt
- 2 extra large eggs
- 1 ½ tbsp coffee powder
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 280g plain flour }
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder } sifted
- ½ tsp baking soda } together
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder }
- 250g sour cream

3. Beat butter and add in sugar and salt till light and creamy.
4. Beat eggs in one at a time to butter mixture till smooth.
5. Add in coffee powder and vanilla essence. Mix well.
6. Fold in a portion of flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon powder with a spatula, alternate with a portion of sour cream. Repeat the same step till complete all the ingredients. (Don’t Over Mix).
7. Pour the batter into a prepared pan and sprinkle over with topping
8. Bake at 170*C for 45-50 mins.

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