Buttermilk nut tea cake

Buttermilk nut tea cake


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About this recipe: Brown sugar and buttermilk give delightful flavour to this no-fuss quick cake. Nuts provide the tasty crunch.

Sue Ross

Serves: 16 

  • 1 egg
  • 220g dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 250g plain flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 60g chopped nuts

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg. Gradually beat in brown sugar and butter. Combine flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt; add to egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. Beat just until moistened. Stir in nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 23x13cm loaf tin. Bake at 180 C / Gas mark 4 for 45-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from tin to a wire rack.

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Reviews (2)


Lovely light tea cake that tasted great just as it was without any additionas. The flavour of the buttermilk and the brown sugar comes through for a great taste. Good with afternoon tea or in a lunch box. - 15 Oct 2012


Lovely light cake. I used walnuts & pecans, the pecans went a little bit chewy which was nice. I also added some mixed spice & vanilla essence, delicious! - 15 Jul 2016

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