Almond Walnut Cake with Nut Icing

Almond Walnut Cake with Nut Icing

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Loaded with almonds and walnuts, this slab cake feeds up to 24 people and is perfect for large gatherings. Topped with an almond and walnut icing. Enjoy.

Diane Kester

Serves: 24 

  • Cake Mixture
  • 250g butter
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (120g) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • Icing
  • 125g butter
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • 4 1/2 cups (540g) icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
  • 1 cup (115g) chopped walnuts

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 25x38cm baking tray.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring butter and water to a boil. Remove from heat then stir in flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, almond essence, salt and bicarb soda until smooth. Pour batter into tray.
  3. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until cake is golden brown and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes.
  4. Icing

  5. Combine butter and milk in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Mix in icing sugar and almond essence. Stir in walnuts. Spread icing over cake.

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