He chocolate and nuts biscuit that we share is gluten-free, since we have prepared it with cornstarch. However, we also show you how to do it with wheat flour if you prefer. Likewise, we share our tips to make a healthier and lighter cake, perfect for weight loss or maintenance diets.
The combination of chocolate and nuts is incredible, as it allows us to enjoy the intense flavor of chocolate mixed with a crisp texture provided by nuts. However, let this not fool us, as the result is also a juicy and fluffy chocolate cake. Likewise, we have made the chocolate and yogurt cake, however, at the end we show another recipe without yogurt. Without further ado, read on to discover on RecipesFree how to make a cake with nuts and chocolate.
12 diners 1h 30m Dessert Low difficulty Additional features: Cheap cost, Gluten-free recipe, Baked recipes Ingredients:
- 200 grams cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 glass of sugar
- 1 small glass of olive oil
- 1 plain yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 200 grams of walnuts
Steps to follow to make this recipe: 1
Separate the whites from the yolks of the eggs to start preparing the brownie cake. Although this step is not mandatory, it is recommended because it helps us to make the sponge cake more spongy. Besides, preheat the oven to 200 ºC with heat up and down.
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until completely integrating both ingredients. We have chosen to make the cake with white sugar, however, to make it healthier you can use brown sugar, reducing the amount in half.
Add the plain yogurt to the yolks and oil, and keep mixing. This is a super easy and delicious chocolate and yogurt cupcake. Again, to make it lighter, we recommend opting for natural yogurt without sugar.
Now it's time to integrate cocoa powder to the previous mix. We recommend sifting it previously so that the lumps are broken and aerated. Likewise, if you use pure cocoa the result will be healthier.
Add the cornstarch sifted with the baking powder and integrates with smooth, enveloping movements. Using this type of flour we get a gluten-free chocolate cake and nuts, however, it can also be prepared with wheat flour without problem.
Apart, Beat the egg whites to the point of snow. This is one of the tricks that will allow us to obtain a spongy chocolate cake, since it allows us to introduce a lot of air into the dough.
Add the beaten whites to the mixture and integrate them carefully so they do not lose their volume.
By last, add the chopped walnuts to the dough and distribute them well. Another totally valid option is to distribute the amount of walnuts among this dried fruit, hazelnuts and almonds, thus leaving a much tastier cake.
Grease the mold, pour the mixture and Bake the chocolate and walnut cake at 180 ºC, with heat only down for 30 minutes. After this time, also turn on the heat above and let it bake for 10 more minutes. The total baking time will be approximately 40 minutes, although we recommend performing the toothpick test to verify it.
And ready! Let it warm up a bit, remove the mold and place the cake on a rack so that it finishes cooling, since this way it will not be damp underneath. This is one brownie sponge cake recipe very simple and delicious, ideal for breakfast or snack. And if you dare to decorate it, do not miss these toppings that fit perfectly with the flavors of the cake:
- Cheese frosting
- Chocolate Ganache
If you liked the recipe of Chocolate and nuts biscuit, we suggest you enter our category of Sponge Cake Recipes.
Yogurt sponge cake with chocolate and nuts – Tips to make it fluffier
Throughout the recipe we have shared some tips to prepare a healthy chocolate and nut cake but, now, we are going to show you some tricks to make it more fluffy and juicy:
- The fact of beat the whites apart It already helps us to aerate the dough and make it sponge better in the oven, so this is the first trick that we must keep in mind.
- Preheat the oven is another key. Although it seems an insignificant step, the truth is that it is one of the most relevant, since if we bake the cake without having heated it before it will take longer to make and, even, it may be raw inside.
- Sift dry ingredientsLike flour and cocoa powder, it is essential to introduce more air into the dough. If we leave the lumps, these will make the dough not sponge. In fact, when eating the chocolate and walnut cake we will notice those lumps of flour that have not been integrated into the dough.
If the cake remains a little dry, we can correct it by making small holes and pouring melted chocolate over it. This will make us juicier and more delicious.
And if what you want is to make a chocolate cake without yogurt, don't miss this other recipe: "Chocolate and almond cake".