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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Raisin-Walnut Cake

(Uzumlu-Cevizli Kek)

<br />Raisin-Walnut Cake
1 cup sugar
175 gr (1 stick + 4 tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp orange zest
1 tbsp lemon zest
4 eggs, room temperature
1 + 1/4 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup wheat starch
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup Sultans raisin
1 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch salt
1 cup walnuts, in pieces

Loaf Cake Mold, oiled then sprinkle 1 tbsp flour in it.

Beat the butter with sugar until creamy using a wooden spoon in a large bowl. Add the eggs one by one, orange juice, orange and lemon zest, mix. Mix the flour, wheat starch, baking powder, raisin, cinnamon and salt in an another bowl and add slowly into the egg mixture. Mix the butter with spoon, add the walnuts and mix again. Pour the batter into the mold equally.

Preheat the oven to 350 F (170 C). Place the mold on the middle rack. Bake for about 1 hour until toothpick comes out clean. Wait for 15 minutes, then place the cake on the wire rack to cool it down. Serve classic Turkish Raisin-Walnut Cake with Cherry Jam on top with a Turkish Coffee after dinner parties:)

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