Our world today and Wholewheat Honey Walnut Cake

It’s been a while since I baked this cake. But for some reason as our world erupts around us we look back at times that gave us peace and try to internalize it. We look for ways to make sense of what is happening around us and dig into our memory bank to find rays of sunlight.

This is from one of those times perhaps 5 years ago in 2015.The Wholewheat Walnut Honey Cake with a butter-honey glaze. It would brighten up my day to bake one of these and I still remember that sometime around then I did so many of these for a Diwali order.

Perhaps it’s time to bake this again and look for some semblance of balance, sunlight and joy in the world again.

Please note – Honey and heating it, is good or bad depending on which research you have read or school of thought you follow. In many countries across the world honey is used in baking actively. In some parts of the world it is not. So it’s two different schools of thought and not enough credible research to prove it either ways. My suggestion will be to follow what you are comfortable with. There are some ingredients when it comes to healthy baking which bring up different opinions. And honey is one of them. At this stage it’s mainly that – an opinion based on what research a person has read, what they have experienced and so on. Neither approach is right or wrong.

So if you want to try it out – here is the Recipe.

Wholewheat Honey Walnut Cake

1 1/2 cups wholewheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup honey

2 free-range eggs

1/4 cup softened butter

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Walnuts depending on your preference

1 cup = 240 ml

Method –

1. Preheat the oven to 170°C and prepare a 8-9 inch pan.

2. Sift the flour and baking powder together.

3. Beat the butter with the honey until it is light.

4. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well to incorporate.

5. Slowly at the sifted flour to the above mix and fold it in.

6. Add some chopped walnuts into the batter.

7. Put it into the pan.

8. Top it with walnuts and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

9. Melt some butter and a tsp of honey to it to make a quick glaze thta can be added before serving.

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