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Walnut Tea Cake

One of the indispensable flavors of five teas: Walnut Tea Cake. A great recipe that you can prepare in 20 minutes and serve after a 15-minute baking time.

January 1, 2023
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 35 mins



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch cake pan.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, beating the ingredients well after each addition.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cocoa, vanilla, and salt. Add milk, infused tea, oil and butter mixture. Combine wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
  4. Whisk until the dough is smooth. Add the crushed walnuts and mix all the ingredients.
  5. Pour the mixture into the cake pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Once the cake is baked, remove it from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack to cool.
  7. After the cake has cooled, slice it and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Tea Walnut Cake
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.5 g30.1%
Cholesterol 58 mg19.3%
Sodium 163 mg7.1%
Protein 7.6 g15.2%
Potassium 156 mg3.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use ingredients at room temperature. To bring egg, butter, and milk-based ingredients to room temperature, let them sit at room temperature for at least one hour before using them. In this way, the dough will have an even texture.
  • You can use any type of flour. For more, you can check our article on 'Types of Flour and Uses'.
  • Measure the flour correctly. You can use a kitchen scale or measuring cup to measure the flour. Flatten the flour with the back of the knife. In this way, you can make more accurate measurements. Otherwise, too much flour can cause the cookie dough to become tough.
  • Use any type of milk. You can use whole milk or plant-based milk. For more, check out our 'Types of Milk' article.
  • You can use flavored teas such as earl grey, green tea, or lavender tea to add tea flavor to the cake. For more, you can check out our 'Types of Tea' article.
  • Sift the flour and other dry ingredients so that the dough does not clump.
  • Be sure to finely chop the walnuts.
  • Do not overmix the dough after adding the dry ingredients. Excessive mixing will make the cake tough.
  • To check if the cake is cooked, do the toothpick test. If the toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean, the cake is done.
  • Use plant-based milk and vegan butter to make the recipe vegan. Use applesauce or flaxseed eggs instead of eggs.
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You will love these moist and soft walnut cakes that you can serve with hot or cold tea. You can easily prepare this recipe and serve a wonderful dessert to your guests.

Try this walnut tea cake, which you can consume for breakfast, at five o'clock tea, or at any time of the day. Enjoy the rich aroma of walnuts and tea in every bite.

Things to Know About Cake

The etymological history of the word “cake” dates back to very old centuries. The word “kaka” of Viking origin is shown as the origin of the word. The first cakes that appeared in England were actually bread. They differ from each other in terms of their shapes and cooking styles.

Cakes made with scrambled eggs are thought to have first appeared in Spain during the Renaissance period. The cake was called the "placenta" derived from the Greek term during the Roman period.

What Is a Walnut Tea Cake?

Tea cake is a type of cake containing tea and dried fruit. Tea cakes are usually moist and soft. It can be served on its own or with tea. This cake can be served plain, creamed, or glazed with a variety of toppings.

Walnut tea cake is a tea cake made with walnuts and tea. This cake is flavored with teas like Earl Gray or Green Tea. Walnuts are often added to the dough mix. This moist and soft cake can be served with tea for dessert.

What Type of Tea Is Best for Tea Cake?

You can use any type of tea for this homemade tea cake. You can adjust the aroma and intensity of the tea according to your taste. Flavored tea varieties such as black tea, green tea, chamomile tea, or lavender tea are ideal for this recipe.

For more, you can check out our 'Types of Tea' article.

What To Serve with Walnut Tea Cake?

Walnut tea cake is served as a dessert. These delicious snacks go well with a variety of teas. It can be served alone or with ice cream.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Walnut Tea Cake:

How To Store Walnut Tea Cake?

You can store this homemade walnut cake in the refrigerator or freezer. Cool it completely at room temperature before storing the cake. Then store the cake in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

You can freeze this cake for longer storage. Let the cake cool completely. Then wrap the cake in cling film. Freeze for up to one month in a freezer bag or airtight container. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before consuming. Serve it at room temperature.

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