Buttermilk nut tea cake

    55 min

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

    35 people made this

    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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    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


    After taking a look at the ingredients and the directions this reminded me of a bread my grandmother used to make. So, without wanting to waste the last cup of buttermilk I had here are my modifications: Take 1/4 c. (or 4 tbsp.) of butter, softened and 1/2 c. white sugar, 1/2 c. brown sugar and cream together. Add 1 egg and beat in thoroughly. Add 1 & 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add that to egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. In a separate bowl, combine 1/4 c. brown sugar, 1/2 c. chopped walnuts, and 1 & 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Pour half the batter into the loaf pan then layer the cinnamon/sugar/nut mixture, then add the rest of the batter on top OR take 1/2 cup chopped nuts and 1 & 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and add it right to the batter and pour the whole thing into the loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes. I then glazed it with vanilla glaze by Jamie Langston. It came out very moist with a sweet buttermilk flavor.  -  22 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)