Cinnamon and Walnut Cake

Cinnamon and Walnut Cake


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About this recipe: This is a delicious cake that's easy to make. A super-moist sponge cake is baked with layers of walnuts, cinnamon and sugar. It's great with a big mug of tea or coffee.


Makes: 1 26cm tube cake

  • 225g butter
  • 550g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 475ml soured cream
  • 175g chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 500g plain flour

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Extra time:3hr cooling  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease one 26cm tube cake tin.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and 200g sugar until fluffy. Add the vanilla and the eggs, one at time beating mixture well after each egg.
  3. Combine flour with baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Add alternately with soured cream to egg mixture. Beating just enough after each addition to keep batter smooth.
  4. Combine walnuts, cinnamon and remaining sugar.
  5. Spoon 1/3 of the batter into prepared tin, sprinkle with 1/3 of the walnut mixture. Repeat layers two more times.
  6. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 70 minutes or until centre is done. Let cake cool in tin for 10 minutes, then remove tin and let cake continue cooling on a wire rack.

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