A pair of festivity is in our house, and we are gearing for baking of cakes, and cookies. For “Baking Partners” group we decided to bake a cake for this month’s challenge. Suja of Kitchen Corner Try It and Archana of Tangy Minds suggested recipes for this month challenge. I selected the recipe for Chocolate Brazil nut cake. However recipe is less flour and needs 6 eggs. My heart beat increased seeing so many eggs in the recipe, but I liked the idea of using Brazil nuts in the recipe, and that is new nut for us.
Somebody told me that Brazil nut looks and taste like jack fruit seeds. No they are not like jack fruit seeds, they are more fatty, where as jack fruit seeds are more starchy in taste.
Brazil nuts are found only in the Amazon forest. It is full of protein, fats and essential nutrients. It is one of tallest trees at about 50 meters and lives for about 500-700 years. During the flowering season each tree bears about 300 fruit pod which is similar to coconut. Even after falling from the tree these fruit pods won’t break and they need the help of caviomorph rodents to break the fruit and helps in the pollination of this plant. Each fruit contain from 10-25 seeds and is covered in thick shell arranged in orange like fashion. Each seed weigh about 2g and has sweet nut flavor. Read more from here. Like any other nuts brazilnuts have health benefits too, it is high in calories, rich in vitamin E, selenium and mono-saturated fatty acids like palmitoleic acid and oleic acid.
1 cup All purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoon Cocoa powder
1/4 cup sour cream
2 ounce of semisweet chocolate chips
5 tablespoon butter
1 large egg
1 tablespoon Instant Coffee powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup brazil nuts chopped
1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoon butter
2 ounce semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped brazil nuts