Orange Walnut Cake

11:30 am on 16 October 2017




  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • icing sugar for dusting


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Spray a 23cm-diameter spring-form cake pan with oil. Line with baking paper.

Pulse the walnuts in a food processor until finely chopped but not floury. Combine with the flour and baking powder in medium bowl.

Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs in a large bowl until frothy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add the sugar, beating until thick and pale yellow, about 4 minutes. Gradually add the walnut-flour mixture. Add the orange juice, orange peel and olive oil, beating until just blended. Pour into the prepared pan.

Place the cake pan on a baking tray. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Place on a serving plate. Dust with the icing sugar.   

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