Walnut Cake Recipe

Walnut Cake Recipe with a Twist: Coffee Flavor

As fall approaches heavily in Brittany, here is a new Walnut Cake recipe for a cake ideal to eat on chilly Sunday afternoons.

To make this Walnut Coffee Cake you need:

walnut cake recipe ingredients

  • 275 gr of flour
  • 1 tbsp of backing powder or about half a package ~ 3 or 4 gr
  • 150 ml milk
  • 2 medium sized eggs
  • 100 gr melted butter
  • 2 tbsp espresso or any strong coffee
  • 50 gr ~teacup walnuts
  • 50 gr of sugar brown or white and some more for topping

Lubricate your cake pan with grease. In a separate bowl add flour, sugar and backing powder. Mix gently.

Make a second mixture of the eggs, milk, espresso and melted butter and add it to your mix of flour, sugar, baking powder.

In a last step carefully add the walnuts (I slightly pan fried these before in order to obtain a more intense taste) and mingle all ingredients thoroughly.

walnut cake recipe

The cake goes into the oven for about 50 min to 1h at 190°.
For the icing there are different options. You could simple put icing sugar on top, make a caramel from brown sugar or put “Streusel” on top.

To make Streusel, just have a look in the Plum Cake with cinnamon recipe.

Caramel is also easy to make. You simply put butter with some sugar in a pan and let it melt.

Be very careful with hands / arms when you pour the caramel on top of your cake as caramel gets EXTREMELY hot! The second tricky point is to not to let the caramel get too dark or even burnt.
It’ll leave a bad taste…

Enjoy this recipe and tell me about your favorite cake recipes or experiences with baking!