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Honey Walnut Cake Recipe

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This Honey Walnut Cake Recipe is one of those recipes that are great with a hot cup of tea or coffee. It is a vintage recipe for a nice honey and walnut combination. 

This time of year I am loving warm, and tasty desserts that embrace me like a warm blanket. This is a vintage recipe that my mom had in her recipe file. The result is like a shortbread. The cake is a little denser than the cakes of today, but it is delicious!


This Honey Walnut cake is make with walnuts, honey and makes a cookie-like dessert, similar to a shortbread.

Hi Friends!

There has been a chill in the air here in Orange County and it now truly feels like how fall should feel. I love pulling out the scarves and boots to keep warm and then warming up with something tasty baking in the oven.If you are a fan of The Hobbit, you may have heard about the Twice Baked Honey Cake that they took with them on their journey.

While I am not sure if they had this type of cake in mind, I can see where the texture of the cake might be great food for traveling. While it is only baked once, this is like a coffee cake and scone kind of bread, almost like a shortbread.

This recipe is one that was in my mom’s recipe file box, but my mom was not one to bake so I do not remember it. What I love about this cake, is that it only takes a few ingredients, making the preparation time minimal.
honey walnut cake

This recipe is super simple and you likely have the ingredients in your pantry already!

eggs and butter

The major ingredients are





Honey Walnut Cake Recipe

This Honey Walnut cake is make with walnuts, honey and makes a cookie-like dessert, similar to a shortbread.
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Honey Walnut Cake Recipe

Servings 8


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup walnuts chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a bowl, cream together butter, sugar and egg.
  • Add flour gradually.
  • Stir in chopped walnuts.
  • Place half of the dough into a greased cake pan, pressing down
  • Drizzle honey over surface of dough.
  • Cover with remaining dough.
  • Bake in 350° oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool completely before slicing.

This Honey Walnut Cake is like a tart and is baked in a round pan. It is much like a shortbread tart in consistency. 

Honey and Walnut Dessert

Then once it is baked, you cut it into slices.

honey and waltut dessert

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This Honey Walnut cake recipe is made with flavors of the season. Walnuts, honey and the crust-like texture, make it more like a shortbread cookie.










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Wednesday 30th of November 2016

I seriously love a good honey cake. And to add walnuts? I can't believe I haven't thought of it. In!


Wednesday 30th of November 2016

I bet it would be good with ice cream too Tamara!

Ginny Marie

Monday 28th of November 2016

This cake looks divine! I can't wait to try it! The Hobbit is one of my favorite books. :) I did go shopping, but only to buy new clothes for my daughter. Nothing for me!


Tuesday 29th of November 2016

Thank you Ginny! Nice that you found some things for your daughter!