Walnut Cake

    45 min

    This is an incredibly light and buttery cake, which is packed full of walnutty flavour. Enjoy as is or top with your favourite icing. It's perfect for afternoon tea.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon flour (for the tin)
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil (for the tin)
    • 125g plain flour
    • 160g walnuts, ground
    • 180g butter, softened
    • 280g caster sugar
    • 8 egg whites

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 28 to 30cm round cake tin.
    2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.
    3. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, then fold into the creamed butter.
    4. Fold in walnuts and flour. Transfer into the tin, smooth out so that the batter is about 1.5cm thick. (Attention: this cake has a tendency to stick to the tin.)
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

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