8 Dec 2013

Walnut Cake Recipe | Simple Tea Time Cake Recipe | McRennett Style Walnut Cake Recipe

Ever since I started baking I have been searching for the perfect vanilla cake but every recipe I tried disappointed me on some level....until I came across Suma's recipe. This cake is the perfect sponge cake. Light and airy. And I love that this recipe uses oil and not butter. This is a very simple cake and you can add walnuts to the batter if you wish. This cake is my family's favourite tea time cake!

Preparation time 15 mins | Baking time 40 mins | Serves 12
Recipe Source - here

  • Flour  - 1.5 cups
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Oil  - 3/4 cup (I used refined sunflower oil)
  • Eggs  -  4 large
  • Baking powder  - 2 tsp
  • Vanilla Extract  - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Walnuts  -  2/3rd  - 1 cup 

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1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a 9 inch cake pan.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder and keep aside.

3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat the eggs until light and frothy. Add the sugar and beat again.
4. Pour in the oil and beat again.

5. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt into the egg mixture. Do not overmix.
6. Fold in the walnuts.

7. Pour into the pan and bake for 35 - 40 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.
8. Cool the cake for 15 mins and remove from pan.

1. Lightly dust the walnuts with flour to prevent it from sinking to the bottom of the pan.
2. Fill the pan only to 2/3rd with batter.

Until next time,
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  1. Sponge cake looks super soft. walnuts would give a crunch to the cake.
    Thank you for linking it to the event.

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  3. Cake looks so soft and is perfect to have as tea time snack.. Loved the addition of walnuts..
    Thanks for linking it to Bake fest.. :)

  4. Hi..loving ur easy to cook recipes.. Thanks for sharing the with the world. It will be great if you could tell what could be substituted in place of eggs to make any of you recipes in an eggless form? Also, what shall be the proportion of the substituted content with respect to 1 egg?

    1. Hi, thank you! I'm glad you like my page! With regards to substituting eggs, I think you can substitute 1 or 2 eggs successfully with flax seed powder or curd but when it's 4 eggs, as in this recipe, I think it will alter the taste and texture of the cake. Instead I would suggest trying out an eggless cake. There is an eggless cake in my blog, check that out. Good luck! :)

    2. I tried the moist cake...egg less moist one. It was good. It was my first attempt towards baking. Ur recipes made me eventually take up cooking...otherwise I have just been fond of eating so far :P Thank u sooo much :) Ya.. I faced the issues of broken crust and and a bit of uncooked section at the base..just a little one..but I guess that's good enough for me who is a newbie, not just at the baking but altogether at the cooking arena :) Will try other recipes too.. :)

    3. Many Congratulations! The first bake will always remain special! Try baking for a little longer to avoid uncooked areas. Each oven is different and as you continue to bake, you will understand your oven better. Good luck in all your future cooking and baking endeavors! :)

  5. i tried.. very nice..put vanila essence in place of vanila extract


    2. Yes you can add almonds. Other nuts - I would suggest, add nuts that are crunchy, only then the cake will taste good. If you add nuts like cashew, it's not crunchy so it won't be very nice. Walnuts, almonds, pecans would be great.

  6. Hello can you please do we a favor by putting the recipe measurements by gram as for me it's confusing and I really want to try out your recipe.

    1. Sure will do from next time. In the meantime, you can use converters available online. Thanks for stopping by :)

  7. What is the weight of this cake? Plz share it in grams. I'll try this recipe. N


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