This luscious walnut cake with walnut liqueur is utterly delicious, with chunks of walnut and a rich, nutty flavour. Drizzle it with chocolate, if you like, but it's just as satisfying without.
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This walnut cake with walnut liqueur has a rich, nutty flavour and a subtle sweetness. A perfect balance of walnut chunks and chocolate.
This is a great autumnal cake, which gets some festive sparkle from white chocolate stars. It works all year round without the decoration, though.
If you prefer to use less refined sugar, you can replace the sugar with puréed dates, which gives you a creamy, slightly healthier, date and walnut cake.
Made by Véronique
Published at 2023-12-29, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 1 hours 5 minutes.
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Updated at: 31-12-2023
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Grease a small cake tin with butter and, if desired, line it with a strip of baking parchment to make it easier to remove the cake from the tin.
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
Beat the butter with sugar until it is light and fluffy; this is best done in a stand mixer.
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until smooth between each addition. Gradually add in the flour and baking powder.
Chop the walnuts; not too coarsely, but not too finely either. Add the walnuts, along with 4 tablespoons of walnut liqueur, and mix to a smooth batter.
Spread the cake batter into the cake tin and make sure the top is smooth. Bake the cake for around 40-45 minutes; do not open the oven door during baking, or the cake may sink.
The exact baking time depends on your oven and the size of the cake tin. Use a skewer to check if the cake is done; if the skewer comes out clean, the walnut cake is cooked.
Let the cake cool and, in the meantime, melt about 50 g of dark chocolate. Remove the cake from the cake tin and drizzle it with melted chocolate and chocolate stars. Enjoy!
Which type of walnuts should I use for a walnut cake?
You can use shelled walnuts for a walnut cake, or shell them yourself with a nutcracker.
Which walnut liqueur should I use for a walnut cake?
Walnut liqueur is usually bittersweet and gives the cake a rich, nutty flavour. You can use any walnut liqueur you like; you can buy an Italian walnut liqueur (nocino), or use homemade walnut liqueur.