Mixed Nuts Cake

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Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda;Combine butter, rind and sugar in small bowl; beat with electric mixer until light and fluffy…

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Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between additions. Mixture will curdle at this point but will come together later…

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Using wooden spoon, stir in sifted dry ingredients and milk in two batches, start and end with flour…

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stir in juice and nuts…

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Spoon mixture into prepared pan and spread the nut topping on the leveled cake. Bake cake for 30 – 40 mins…

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Mixed Nuts Cake
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Mixed Nuts Cake

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 14
Author: Maria Jose Martin

Ingredients

  • 125 gms Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp Finely grated Lemon rind
  • 1 1/4 cup Caster sugar (275 gms, refer notes for substitution)
  • 3 Eggs (@ room temp)
  • 1.5 cup Plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Milk (@ room temp)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Pistachios (chopped finely (refer notes))
  • 2 tbsp Walnuts (chopped finely (refer notes))
  • 2 tbsp Almonds skinned (chopped finely (refer notes))
  • 2 tsp Icing sugar

Nut Topping

  • 2 tbsp Pistachios (chopped coarsely)
  • 2 tbsp Walnuts (chopped coarsely)
  • 2 tbsp Almonds skinned (chopped coarsely)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 C, 10 mins before baking. Line the base and side of deep 22 cm -round cake pan with baking/parchment paper.
  • Combine all ingredients for nut topping in a bowl.
  • Combine butter, rind and sugar in small bowl; beat with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between additions. Mixture will curdle at this point but will come together later.
  • Using wooden spoon, stir in sifted dry ingredients and milk in two batches, start and end with flour; stir in juice and nuts.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared pan, level surface of cake mixture with wet metal spatula. Spread the nut topping on the leveled cake.
  • Bake cake for 30 - 40 mins. If the top begins to brown faster, cover the cake loosely with aluminium foil and bake.
  • Stand cake in pan 5 mins and the turn onto wire rack; turn top-side up to cool. Dust cake with sifted icing sugar for serving

Notes

Nuts were measured whole and then chopped. I used two 6 inch round tin for baking the above qty and I also got 6 std size cupcakes. My cakes were read in 25 - 30 mins and cupcakes took 15-17 mins.
You can mix and match varieties and quantities of nuts to suit your taste. It was a bit too nutty for my taste. If you also prefer a slightly milder version of nuts, you can reduce the qty of nuts topping to 1/2 - 1 tbsp each.
Caster sugar substitution - process 1 cup granulated sugar (regular sugar) in a food processor/mixer until fine, but don’t powder it like icing sugar.
The cake can be stored in an airtight container @ room temp for 2-3 days.
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9 thoughts on “Mixed Nuts Cake”

  1. Hi Maria ,
    Your recipes are too good. I keep recommending my friends your blog . Even my mom took help of your recipe to bake her cake.She was very impressed . Now coming to this recipe can I cut the milk and instead use orange juice ?
    Regards,
    Cini Mevin

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    • Hi Cini,

      Thanks a lot for your kind words :) Really great to know that your mom also tries out the recipes posted here, please do convey my regards and thanks to her also. I havent tried substituting milk, but I guess you can give it a try and see. All the best!!

      Wish you a very Happy New Year!

      Cheers
      Maria

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    • Hi Sindu,

      I’m not sure how to convert this cake to an eggless one, sorry :((

      If you want you can check out other eggless cakes in the recipe index on the site. Hope you find something interesting!

      Cheers
      Maria

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  2. This looks delicious, I will have to make it for my holiday table with my family! I would like to add, about the baking soda, when using buttermilk you use both baking soda and powder, perhaps the lemon & milk turn into a buttermilk.

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  3. Nice Recipe chechi… I’ll try this… I like nuts in ma cake….
    I have a doubt. why do we add baking soda to cake , even though there is baking powder in it? If i dont prefer to add baking soda, can i just use baking powder? Will the result be same? What proportion should I use in general? Thanks in advance chechi…

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    • Thanks Ritu :)

      I just followed the recipe to T Ritu, it called for baking soda, so I added :). If you’ve tried other cake recipes by substituting baking soda successfully, then it should work here too..

      Let me know if you try this cake..

      Cheers
      Maria

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