Walnut Cake

This is a nice pan cake to serve; with an orange/lemon infused flavour, crunchy walnuts inside and drizzled with a lemon syrup when taken out of the oven. It is simply delicious and a favorite at my home.


1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter
6 tbsp sugar
finely grated rind of orange
2 eggs, lightly beaten
5 tbsp milk
1/2 cup coarsely ground walnuts


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp lemon juice

Turn oven to 350 and grease an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.

Mix four and baking powder. Put the butter sugar and orange rind into a warmed mixing bowl and cream until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in eggs. Fold in the flour alternatively with the milk and then add walnuts. Transfer to pan and bake in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes until firm to touch. Meanwhile put the syrup ingredients into the saucepan. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved and then boiled for 5 minutes.

As soon as the cake comes out of the oven spoon syrup evenly over the surface. Let sit in the pan until quite cold. Cut into squares or fancy triangles to serve.


  1. Oh my Trish, what a pretty cake! It looks so delicious. A great cake to serve when company is coming!

  2. This looks like a "must try"! I love simple cakes!

  3. Walnut cake, I've never had it but I wonder if it would have sort of the same texture as hazelnut cake which I just love.
    I'll surely try yours with fresh walnuts soon ready.

  4. Oh my god!!!What a beatiful and easy cake. I love cakes. Thank you for this yummy recipe.