Whole Wheat, Oats, Walnut and Honey Cake

WHOLEWHEAT , OATS, WALNUT AND HONEY CAKE

WHOLEWHEAT , OATS, WALNUT AND HONEY CAKE

Ingredients

1.5 cups wholewheat flour

1.5 cups maida

1/2 cup quick oats

1/4 kg walnuts toasted and skins removed, ground to a fine powder

3 tablespoons walnuts, toasted, skinned and chopped into small piece

2/3 cup milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 teaspoons zest of orange

375 grams butter softened

1 cup golden honey

6 eggs whisked

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

Butter a 10 by 4 inch tube pan. Preheat oven to 300F. This is a large cake and bakes very slowly.

Combine the two flours, nutmeg, orange zest, baking soda, baking powder, oats,ground walnuts in a bowl and reserve.

Beat honey and butter until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat again 1-2 minutes until incorporated.

Add milk and stir well. Add flour mixture cup by cup and beat until you have a smooth batter. Stir in walnuts.

Pour into tube pan. Smack pan on the counter a couple of times so the batter settles evenly.

Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 2-2.5 hours until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake in the pan about 45 minutes then unmould and cool for an hour on a rack,

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