Saturday, August 21, 2010

Anniversary Post ~ Walnut Streusel Cake

Sokehah Cheah | 11:19 AM | |

My blog is one year old today!  In a blink of an eye, a year has passed.  I can vividly remember that a year ago I was very sceptical about embarking on this project ........'Blogging', as my IT knowledge is very, very limited.  I dare not say that I've accomplished a lot but knowing my own capabilities, to me this is already an achievement.  I'm glad that I've made so many friends on the blogosphere and had received a lot of encouragement from fellow bloggers and readers. A very big 'Thank you' to all of you, and special thanks to Jacqueline for without her continuing guidance and support, I would not have come this far!

To mark this special day, I'm posting a moist, nutty and yummy cake......... "Walnut Streusel Cake"

Moist and not too sweet cake with crunchy and sweet streusel  ......... and not forgetting a freshly brewed cup of hot Earl Grey tea!

  • 4 oz  butter/margarine
  • 4 oz caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 oz plain flour
  • 1.1/2  level tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 level tsp salt
  • 1  tsp vanilla
Topping and Filling
  • 60 gm walnuts, lightly roasted and chopped coarsely
  • 1 oz  Brown sugar 
  • 1/4 slightly rounded tsp instant coffee powder
  1. Mix the ingredients for the topping/filling, set aside.
  2. Lightly grease and flour an 8 inch round springform cake tin, set aside.
  3. Sift the flour with baking powder and salt, set aside.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar till light, thick and creamy.
  5. Add in eggs one @ a time and mix till well incorporated.  Add in vanilla.
  6. Fold in the sifted flour alternatively with the milk, starting and ending with flour.  Mix well and scrape from the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl.
  7. Spoon 1/2 the batter into the cake tine, sprinkle in 1/2 the walnut mixture.
  8. Spread the remaining batter onto the walnut mixture, taking care to cover up all the filling.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining nut mixture onto the batter.
  10. Bake in preheated oven @ 180 deg C for about 45 to 50 mins.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  11. Cool the cake in the tin for about 5 to 10 mins. before unmoulding and removing it onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Serve warm.


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  1. Congratulations Cheah !! nice to know you via blogging, would like to meet you in person when the opportunity comes.
    Immediate bookmarked this recipe, look moist and good. Happy Weekend!

  2. Happy blogiversary! The cake looks just excellent!

  3. Happy 1st Blog Birthday, Cheah!!! You have done very well! Love your blog and all the recipes. I wish I can try all! Love your cake....perfect to celebrate your achievement! Keep Blogging Keep Smiling!

  4. Congratulations on your 1st year Blog Anniversary. Beautiful walnut steusel cake, love that topping and filling looks so delicious ;)

  5. Congratulations... I have enjoyed reading your recipes and have successfully tried out some of them. For someone like me with no baking skills, it is also an achievement. Thank you for sharing

  6. The streusel cake looks tempting especially with the walnut topping. I can imagine myself having a bite and a cuppa coffee.
    I too, am new to the blogging world. You have done very well. Looking forward to more of your sharing! :)

  7. Happy Aniversary! Nice walnut cake!

  8. Happy Blogiversary! You have reminded me on this walnut streusel cake, yours looks so yummy, I wanna ve a slice too :)

  9. Gorgeous cake and congrats! Looking forward to more yummy recipes!

  10. Happy bloggy DAY!! It has been great to know you through blogging :)

  11. Time does flew by pretty fast...amazing we are now in the month of August! Happy 1st anniversary to you Cheah :D That cake looks scrumptiously good! have a nice weekend.

  12. Hey, congratulations!! I started blogging in a bit less than a month earlier than you:), but you've got so many posts already, Well done...!!:)

    Cake looks great and moist, yum!

  13. Sonia
    Thanks. Yes,we can meet up if opportunity arises. Glad to have known you thru blogging too!

    5 Star Foodie
    Thank you!

    Thanks. Nice to have met you thru blogging!

    Thanks. Ilike the nutty filling too!

    Rotterdam ICON
    Thanks. Glad to know that you've embarked on a baking spree! Good for Leo!

    The cake is delicious and thanks for the encouragement!

    Thank you.

    Thanks. You are most welcome to share this with me!

    Thanks for compliments! Will continue to strive and do well in my blog!

    Thanks. Nice to have known you too!

    Yes, time flies and before long it'll be 2011! Thanks for kind compliments and you have a great weekend too!

  14. The cake looks super nutty and moist!
    Happy Blog Anniversary!

  15. Congratulations on your blog anniversary, that is quite a milestone. Your cake looks great, that hint of coffee makes it very interesting.

  16. Oh I'm late for this! Anyway, Happy Blogiversary! Wishing all the best and looking forward for more to come. Have lots of fun. Btw, your birthday cake looks awesome.
    Best wishes, kristy

  17. Wow, another wonderful bake! Perfect for tea!

  18. Angie
    Thank you!

    Thanks. Yes, I like that slight coffe flavour too!

    Thanks. You have a wonderful day too!

    petite nyonya
    Thanks. Yup goes well with a cup of hot tea!

  19. Happy anniversary Aunty Cheah! Looking forward to more delicious recipes from you!
    A great cake to celebrate such an occasion :)

  20. 3 hungry tummies
    Thank, you, thank you!

  21. Wah...what a super yummy cake to celebrate with! Congrats and Happy Anniversary, dear friend and many more joyful blogging years ahead!
    Thanks for the mention and link to my blog. You're a fast learner and I enjoy imparting my knowledge to you. Whatever, you've achieved much by yourself on your own merit with numerous great recipes and photo presentations.
    Keep it up and all the very best always!! :-)

  22. Jacqueline
    Thank you so much. I know that I can always have guidance and strong support from you!

  23. Cheah..sorry to have missed this out.

    Happy 1st Blogiversary :) and many more to come :)

  24. Elin
    Thanks and thank you for helping me in my blog too!



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