Simple Nut Cake

    1 hour

    A delicious and simple nut cake. This recipe calls for pecans but you can substitute other nuts such as walnuts or almonds.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup copha
    • 2 cups (250g) sifted plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 3 egg whites

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour 2 - 23cm round cake tins. Sift flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt together and set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and copha until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Stir in nuts.
    3. In a separate clean bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Quickly but gently fold into the batter.
    4. Divide batter into cake tins. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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    This recipe was very helpful for my history project. It is President Polk's favorite food.  -  19 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    It was really delicious, I tweaked the recipe slightly. I only used half the hickory nuts since they are difficult to deshell. I added 1/2c of dried pomegranates. Then I thought a lite glaze would be excellent so I made a lemon glaze using 1/2c confectioner's sugar, 2 1/2tsp milk, and a little more than 1/4tsp of lemon extract. It came out great and my nephews and niece love it.  -  18 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Does anyone know if you can make this ahead of time and freeze it?  -  14 Sep 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)