Halwai June 23, 2021


• 200 g – flour / Maida
• 4 – eggs, beaten
• 250 g – Sugar powdered
• 3 tsp – icing Sugar
• 200 g – Sugar
• 3 tsp – cocoa powder
• 2 tsp – Nescafe
• 125 g – fresh Cream
• 50 g – chopped Walnuts
• 1 tsp – baking powder
• 1/2 tsp – salt


  1. Sift the cocoa powder, Nescafe, flour and baking powder together.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together well.
  3. Add eggs one by one and mix well.
  4. Add the vanilla essence.
  5. Now add the sifted flour with the other ingredients and fold in the mixture to form a smooth slightly thick consistency without lumps.
  6. Pour into a greased and papered long cake tin and bake in a hot oven for 30 to 35 minutes till slightly golden on top.
  7. Remove from the cake tin and turn it out on a sheet of paper, which has been liberally sprinkled with icing sugar.
  8. Roll the cake tightly with this paper so as to form a log and keep aside to cool.
  9. Beat the fresh cream with 3 tsp of icing sugar and 2 tsp of cocoa powder till peaks are formed.
  10. Unroll the log cake from the paper and place on a suitable plate.
  11. Using a spatula, cover the cake with the icing.
  12. Then with a wet fork make long lines across the surface of the icing to create a bark effect on the log.
  13. Store in the refrigerator until required for serving.
  14. Before serving, dust with icing sugar and decorate with some fresh small leaves.
  15. Recipe Courtesy: Anglo-Indian Recipes

Recipe courtesy of Bridget White