Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I wanted a fun treat. Actually, my intention was to make brownies. But that idea quickly ran out the window. But instead of drowning in my sorrows of not being able to have a brownie, I made a cake instead. A kabocha cake with a little surprise on top. If you hadn't guess what walnutella is, then reread it again. You know my love for word scrambles.
I made the cake like you would for any other cake. Sift the dry ingredients together and mix the wet stuff in a bowl. Add the pumpkin and place in a baking pan. The little surprise on top is the walnut and nutella lovingly swirl on top. The cool thing about this is the nutella still has a soft consistency. Ooey gooey good! Oh, it's also soft, moist, and chewy. Me. Like. A lot.
Makes 1 13x9 cake or 2 9x9 cake
Kabocha Walnutella Cake
1 c sugar
1 c canola oil
2 c cake flour
1 1/4 c pureed kabocha or pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick butter - softened
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
4-5 Tbsp nutella - melted
1/2 c walnuts -chopped
to pureed fresh kabocha:
heat in the microwave for 5 minutes. The slice in half. Heat for another five minutes to cook until tender. Let it cool for several minutes before handling. Scoop out the flesh and into the food processor or blender. blend until smooth. You may also mash them, if you don't have either.
Preheat your oven 350˚F
Sift all the dry ingredients together. Flour, salt, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves.
In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Then add each egg, mixing after each one. Then slowly mix in the flour mixture.
Add the oil and mix well again.
Prepare you cake pan. Lightly greast the pan and line it with some parchment paper. This will prevent eh cake from sticking.
Pour the batter into the pan. Spread the nutella on top in various lines or scquare shapes. With a toothpick or skewer. Draw circles to give it that swirled look.
Place it into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.