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Orange Walnut Cake

Orange Walnut Cake Recipe

A Slice of Sunshine: Orange Walnut Cake Recipe

There’s something utterly delightful about the combination of citrus and nuts in a cake. The bright, zesty flavor of oranges paired with the rich, earthy taste of walnuts creates a perfect harmony that can uplift any occasion. Today, I’m sharing a recipe for Orange Walnut Cake that is not only delicious but also easy to make. Let’s dive into this citrusy, nutty delight!

orange walnut cake


  • 120 g (1 cup) all purpose flour
  • 60 g ( 1/2 cup) walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspooon  baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspooon  baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspooon salt
  • 120 g (1/2 cup) butter
  • 100 g sugar (1/2 cup) 
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1.5  orange (1/2 cup) orange juice


  • Preheat Oven: Preheat oven to 180°C (350 °F). Spray a 20 cm (8-inch) round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • Cream Butter and Sugar: In the processor, add the butter, sugar, and orange zest. Process for 45 seconds until the mixture is light and fluffy
  • Prepare Dry Ingredients: In a food processor, combine the flour, walnuts, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Process for 1 minute and 30 seconds until finely ground. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  • Add Eggs: Add both eggs to the butter mixture. Process for a few seconds until smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor to ensure everything is well mixed.
  • Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Add the ground flour mixture to the processor, and process for process for another 10 seconds until combined. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.
  • Bake: Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool and Serve: Place the pan on a wire rack to cool. This cake is fantastic when warm, so feel free to enjoy a slice soon after it comes out of the oven.

This Orange Walnut Cake is perfect on its own, but if you want to take it up a notch, serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It pairs beautifully with a hot cup of tea or coffee, making it an excellent choice for afternoon tea or as a delightful dessert.

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