Walnut Praline Cake

Walnut Praline Cake

By NamakShamak
  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 15 Minute
  • Cooking: 20 Minute
  • Calories:

Sometimes , you suddenly get a strong urge to eat a particular thing…It dosent necessarily needs to be something extravagant…. a simple thing, like peanuts, a particular fruit or even some namkeen! My sudden temptation to eat walnuts…lots of walnuts , led me to this yummy recipe! I was at my regular grocery shop ( I normally shop at departmental stores, but some speciality items like peanuts,pulses and variety of rice are best bought from local stores)..In a spur of moment I asked for walnuts! And I was lucky to have the best quality of vacuum packed ,shelled walnuts! In I got home and just munched on them till I was satiated..only to realise that I m still left with lots more of them and didnt know what to do! Then began my search to whip up a nice walnut dessert….( There might be many savoury recipes with walnuts…but I love my walnuts coupled with sugar or chocolates!) Mediocre brownies and fudges did cross my mind…but What I wanted was a Treat…apure Indulgence! So with some research and some of my twists , here I come with a gooey,crunchy and a Moist “Walnut Praline Cake”!



  1. Preheat oven at 180 deg C. Grease the cake tin and dust lightly with flour. Sift flour with baking powder and baking soda and set aside.
  2. In a bowl ,beat the eggs preferrably with an electric beater till pale and fluffy. Add sugar and beat for 1 min. Add vanilla essence and oil and beat again for 2 mins. Add melted chocolate and mix. Gently add the flour mix and beat till a smooth batt
  3. Heat the sugar in a saucepan till molten and immediately add crushed walnuts and put off flame. Mix well and pour over a greased plate. Cool and crush coarsely.
  4. For the Chocolate Ganache icing, Boil cream in a sauce pan and pour it over chopped dark chocolate and wisk till smooth. Cool the chocolate ganache in refrigerator for 10-15 mins or till the consistency is just to be able to spread. Incase your ganac
  5. To assemble, Cut the cake horizontally into 2-3 slices.Drizzle some coffee mixture on each of the slices. On the bottom layer,pour half the ganache and spread evenly. Now sprinkle a layer of the walnut praline. Repeat for remaining layers. Place the
  6. Refrigerate for atleast 10 -15 mins before serving. The crunch from the praline adds a different twist to the otherwise moist and gooey cake!

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