If you're looking for dessert recipes from Portugal, you've come to the right place, as we have a magnificent Walnut Cake recipe to share with you.

And it's not just any cake! We promise that by following the step-by-step instructions at home, you'll achieve a fluffy cake with the perfect amount of sweetness to please every member of the family.

But don't think this is a difficult cake to make! On the contrary, this simple yet super tasty walnut cake has simple ingredients and quick preparation.

Let's get started?


What is the best time to make Walnut Cake?

Although this cake can be made at any time of the year, the best time to make and enjoy it is during the autumn and winter months.

This is because, on one hand, walnuts are harvested at the end of summer and beginning of autumn, which means that cakes made during this time benefit from the freshness of the nuts.

Moreover, there's nothing more comforting than putting a cake in the oven and letting the aroma of warm cake fill the home.

Our family loves it, and I bet if you do the same, your family will love it too.

So, without further ado, let's get to our favorite walnut cake recipe. The one that always turns out well, is easy to make, and uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.



How to Prepare a Perfect Walnut Cake?

As promised, here is the list of ingredients and a step-by-step guide to prepare the traditional walnut cake for your family.


6 eggs

250 g sugar

150 g flour

200 g softened butter

200 g walnut kernels

1 teaspoon baking powder

Butter for greasing


Preheat the oven to 180ºC (356ºF) and grease a cake pan with butter.

In a bowl, beat the butter with the sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating continuously. Then, add the flour mixed with baking powder and beat until well combined. Fold in the walnut kernels and mix well.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Check the doneness with a toothpick.

Remove from the oven, let it cool, and then unmold the cake.

On special occasions or if you feel like indulging, try topping the warm walnut cake with a rich egg custard. There's nothing better!



Discover the history (and recipes) of other Portuguese desserts

It's no secret that we are completely passionate about Portuguese culture and products.

We've already shared other Portuguese dessert recipes here, which we highly recommend you check out.


So, there's no way around the irresistible pastéis de nata or the traditional Bolo Rei, which is a staple on Portuguese tables during Christmas.


And now that you know the respective recipes, you can make these desserts with a Portuguese flair at home!

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