Walnut cake


When it’s walnut season and you don’t know what to do with all these walnuts? Well you could try this simple and healthy walnut cake 🙂 Enjoy!

Walnut cake

Servings 8
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes


  • 150 g walnut kernels if you use fresh walnuts, this represents about 500 g of whole walnuts
  • 120 g sugar
  • 45 ml olive oil
  • 40 g flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp white rum or pure almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt


  • Shell the nuts. Keep 6 to 8 walnut kernels aside.
  • Finely mix the walnut kernels with half of the sugar in a chopper or blender.
  • In a salad bowl, whisk the eggs and olive oil until the mixture is homogeneous.
  • Add the flour, yeast and a pinch of salt. Blend.
  • Then add the rest of the sugar and the nut + sugar mixture. Mix again.
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of rum and mix well.
  • Line a 20/22 cm diameter round cake tin with baking paper and pour in the dough.
  • Place a few walnut kernels on top of the dough and bake at 180°C for 25 minutes.
  • For an even more gourmet version, serve with ice cream or custard or a salted butterscotch caramel sauce. You can also make a coffee or chocolate topping.


You can substitute part of the olive oil with walnut or hazelnut oil for a stronger taste.
You can also vary the alcohols and use grand marnier, amaretto or aperol for example.
Also add a little cinnamon if you like it! 
For a vegan version: replace the eggs by 100 g of applesauce.
Remark: if you use a larger mould or want a higher cake, increase the quantities as follows: 250 g of walnuts, 80 g of flour, 150 g of sugar, 5 eggs, 80 ml of oil and 1 tsp of yeast.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Cake, Walnut

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