Coffee and walnut cake filled with mascarpone frosting

Walnut cake recipes

22 Recipes

Give your bakes an irresistible crunch with walnuts. These walnut cake recipes include classics like coffee and walnut, Christmas cake and banana loaf.


Coffee & walnut cake


(78 ratings)

The classic combo is made extra sumptuous with mascarpone frosting - a traditional sponge for cake sales and parties
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Banana & walnut loaf


(126 ratings)

This homely and wholesome cake is also light and moist, with the natural sweetness of sticky bananas and the warm toastiness of nuts
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Walnut, date & honey cake


(87 ratings)

A tea-time treat - packed with sweet honey. A great way to use up those ripe bananas too
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Boozy coffee & walnut cake


(48 ratings)

Boozy coffee and walnut cake is the perfect party sponge- serve at afternoon tea, cake sales and birthdays
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Microwave coffee & walnut cake


(23 ratings)

Good Food reader Catherine Dunkley shares her super-quick and easy recipe for the perfect last-minute coffee and walnut cake
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Coffee cream & walnut cupcakes


(63 ratings)

Retro favourite coffee and walnut cake in a cupcake version, with a choice of luxurious mascarpone topping or classic buttercream
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Cappuccino traybake


(52 ratings)

Coffee mornings were made for this moreish cappuccino cake, and it's ready in under an hour...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Caramel apple loaf cake


(96 ratings)

Moist cake topped with a sticky, crunchy topping will keep your guests coming back for more
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Sticky ginger-nut cake


(3 ratings)

A wonderfully sticky dessert - perfect served with a dollop of cream
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Louise Read's Coffee crunch cake


(37 ratings)

This recipe pairs a nutty meringue with coffee-flavoured Victoria sponge. No wonder it made it into the top three in our 20th birthday cake competition
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Honey saffron Christmas cake


(21 ratings)

Has all the flavours of Christmas without being too heavy and can be made at the last minute too
  • 3 hours
  • Easy

Orlando Murrin's Deluxe Christmas Cake


(5 ratings)

An 'intergalactically special' Christmas cake enriched with the honey-vanilla-whisky flavours of bourbon - it'll improve with keeping so bake it early...
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • A challenge

Courgette loaf cake


(42 ratings)

Use up a garden glut in this sweet, spiced sponge loaf - the hidden veg keeps it moist and walnuts add crunch
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Yule slice


(15 ratings)

Perfect for health-conscious people who still like a Christmas treat, this is dairy-free and full of fruit and nuts
  • 2 hours
  • More effort
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