Special Walnut Cake



  1. Plain flour –1.5 cups
  2. Baking powder – 1 tsp.
  3. Salt – a pinch
  4. Butter – 150 grams; softened
  5. Light Brown sugar – 3/4 cup (packed)
  6. Eggs – 3 numbers, large
  7. Vanilla essence – 1 tsp.
  8. Lemon rind – of a medium lemon
  9. walnut halves – 3/4 cup or as needed

For the syrup:-

  1. Butter – 50 grams
  2. Golden syrup – 2 tbsps.
  3. Dark brown sugar – 1/4 cup
  4. Lemon juice – of half a medium sized lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Sift together the plain flour, salt & baking powder.
  3. Beat together the softened butter and brown sugar for 10 minutes with a hand mixer till light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the 3 eggs, one by one and beat well after each addition.
  5. Beat in the vanilla essence.
  6. Fold in the dry flour mixture.
  7. Transfer this mixture to a prepared 8″ round cake tin. Spread the walnut halves on top.
  8. Bake at 180C for 35 minutes. While the cake is baking, make the syrup. Combine the golden syrup, butter, dark brown sugar and lemon juice in a medium sauce pan & cook till the sugar dissolves completely.
  9. Pour the syrup over the hot cake.
  10. Cut into wedges and serve warm with ice cream.
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