Can you believe it's time for another dessert challenge? We either this month went by super fast. This month the challenge includes walnuts and honey. So I created a Honey Walnut Coffee Cake.
This is the time of year to entertain and enjoy family and friends for the holidays. This honey cake is more of a retro dessert and it reminds me of mom baking coffee cake for her friends.
I love these dessert challenges from Cheryl because she forces us to come up with an original dessert recipe
I decided on this one to make it more like a combination between a coffee cake and a scone.
It's really quite simple to put together. It truly tastes like a cross between a scone and a coffee cake. Perfect for your cup of tea or coffee.
The hardest part for me was deciding what to call it. Walnut cake was too plain and I wanted to incorporate a sweetness to it, which in this case is honey.
What would you call something that's a cross between a scone and a coffee cake? Do people even call it Coffee cake anymore? I figured I would go with coffee cake on this one. Either way, it went fast at our house.
This is it before it goes into the oven.
This is it after...Let it cool completely before cutting.
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Honey and Walnut Coffee Cake
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
⅔ cup walnut halves, chopped
2 tablespoons honey
Cream together butter, sugar, and egg. Combine flour gradually. Add walnuts. Place half of the dough into a greased cake pan.
Drizzle honey over the surface of the dough. Cover with remaining dough.
Bake in 350° oven for 40-45 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.
Tips for Making Honey Walnut Cake
- Use an electric mixer to make the dough as it is dryer batter, almost like shortbread.
- The cake is done with a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Chop the walnuts ahead of time. I like to keep pre-chopped walnuts on hand in an airtight container in my pantry at the beginning of the baking season. It will save you a good amount of time.
It is really good. Nest time I make it, I am going to use a square pan and make bars out of it.
Be sure to check out the other recipes with honey and walnut below: