Chocolate and Walnut cake


This cake is a little on the sweeter side. You can reduce the quantity of sugar if you do not like very sweet cakes.  It looks rustic but tastes great.


  1. All purpose flour – 1.5 cups
  2. Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1/3 cup
  3. Baking powder – 1.5 tsp
  4. Salt –  a pinch
  5. Butter – 150 grams (softened)
  6. Granulated white sugar – 1.5 cup
  7. Eggs – 2 numbers, large
  8. Vanilla essence – 1 tsp.
  9. Semi-sweet mini chocolate chips – 1/3 cup
  10. Chopped walnuts – 1/3 cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Grease a 9″ square cake tin & keep aside.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, salt & baking powder 3 times. This removes any lumps & also aerates the flour. Keep aside.
  4. Powder the sugar in your spice grinder.
  5. Beat the butter for 5 minutes with a hand mixer till creamy. Add the powdered sugar in 4 additions & beat well till the mixture turns white and creamy.
  6. Beat in the eggs, one by one and add the vanilla essence.
  7. Fold in the sifted dry flour mixture, walnuts and chocolate chips.
  8. Pour the cake batter into the greased tin & bake at 180C for 30 minutes.
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