Spiced Walnut Ring

August 22, 2006 at 11:00 pm 7 comments

Spices are a way of life in India as far as food is considered! A variety of spices are skillfully blended in Indian cuisine not only for the flavor they impart to any dish but also for their health benefits.


This spicy cake is rich in energy, protein and calcium. The spices add that special Indian touch to it.Ginger, Nutmeg as well as Cinnamon all help ease digestion. Walnuts, which are a rich source of omega-3-fatty acids ( help in lowering cholesterol) add extra nutrition and crunch apart from its distinctive flavour.        

 I found this recipe in ‘Baby and Toddler Food’ by Tarla Dalal. I liked it because it uses Whole wheat flour (a very healthy alternative) to the all purpose flour (Maida), which is usually used to make cakes.

For 1 Mini Ring (8 pieces)


1 cup whole wheat flour(Atta)

 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon ginger powder

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder 

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder (dalchini)

1/2 cup butter, softened 

1/4 cup brown sugar 

1/4 cup condensed milk 

1/3 cup milk

1/4 cup walnuts, chopped  

Method: Sieve the flour with the baking powder, ginger powder, nutmeg powder and cinnamon powder. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a bowl till light and fluffy Add the condensed milk, flour mixture, milk and walnuts and mix well. Pour this mixture into a greased 125 mm. (5″) diameter ring mould wal11.jpg Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (360°F) for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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My husband loved this cake and I could get only one piece for taste!

Spiced Walnut Ring – my entry for this month’s From My Rasoi hosted by Katherine of Toast Point .

Entry filed under: baking powder, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, condense milk, dessert, flour, For the little wonders, For the sweet tooth, From the bakery, ginger, Health and Nutrition, medium, milk, nut, nutmeg, sugar, walnut, whole wheat flour.

The Good Old Paan (Betel Leaf)…. Ganapati Bappa Moraya!!

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sakshi  |  August 23, 2006 at 3:06 am

    I am going to try this one.
    Hey I set up the first Kitchenhelper blog up. Check it out.

    @hey its quite easy.will check out your blog

  • 2. Inderjit  |  August 23, 2006 at 9:51 am

    looks really yummy, wish I could have some of it.

  • 3. Inder  |  August 23, 2006 at 4:13 am

    looks really yummy, wish I could have some of it.

  • 4. Vaishali  |  August 25, 2006 at 3:25 am

    Wowee! This once looks delicious, Madhuli. And no eggs! Must try it out.

    @Yes Vaishali and very hassle free recipe..doesn’t take much time.pls. let me know how you liked it.

  • 5. menutoday  |  August 25, 2006 at 10:04 am

    Your cake looks sooo delicious.


  • 6. Menu Today  |  August 25, 2006 at 4:26 am

    Your cake looks sooo delicious.

  • 7. SJ  |  January 8, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Looks delicious! I have all the ingredients expect ginger pwoeder at home. Do you think it would work with freshly made ginger paste instead of the powder?


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