Walnut cake

November 09, 2015

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  1. 4 cups plain flour
  2. ½ teaspoon vanilla powder or essence
  3. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  5. ¾ cup honey
  6. 2 ¼ cups warm black tea
  7. ¾ cup sunflower oil
  8. 1 cup sugar
  9. 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/335F/Gas Mark 3.5.
  2. Sift the flour. If using vanilla powder, add to cinnamon and baking powder, and mix. If using vanilla essence, mix with liquid ingredients instead.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix honey and tea, until the honey dissolves. Add sunflower oil and sugar and mix again briefly.
  4. Mix together the dry and liquid ingredients and whisk briefly by hand. Mix in the walnuts.
  5. Cook in an oiled 30cm diameter baking tin or 30x30cm deep tray for about 50 minutes.
  6. Leave to cool for about 10 minutes before turning out of the tin.
  7. Serve with cream.