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Sponge Cake with Walnuts

Updated: Feb 18

  • A beautiful cake with walnuts that is very easy to prepare. I believe you will enjoy every bite. Follow recipe.

Ingredients: simple, total time: 60 min., 10 servings


  • 250 g butter, softened/ or 1 cup

  • 200 g sugar/ or 1 cup

  • 190 g flour 00/ or 1 and 1/2 cups

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 80 ml milk/ or 1/3 cup

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 140 g chopped walnuts/ or 1 and 1/4 cups


  • 150 g softened butter, room temperature/ or 5 oz

  • 300 g powdered icing sugar /or 2 and 1/2 cups, you can add more if you like sweeter /control it

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 160 °C (325 F). Spread and flour two round 20 cm (8-inch) cake tins. Put the baked paper on the bottom.

  2. Mix sifted flour, baking powder in a bowl.

  3. Blend the walnuts coarsely. In a plastic bowl, whisk the eggs and add the vanilla.

  4. In another bowl, whisk the butter that has stood at room temperature with sugar until it becomes a fluffy and light mixture, the cream must be whitish. Stir for about 7 minutes.

  5. Gradually add the egg mixture to the butter and mix constantly with a mixer.

  6. Then gradually add flour mixed with baking powder and salt. When you have mixed the mixture well, add the walnuts gradually at the end and mix the mixture with a spatula. Combine the mixture well.

  7. Transfer the mixture to molds for about 30–35 minutes at 160 °C. If you don’t have two of the same molds of that size, bake out twice and divide the mixture in half.

  8. Check the dough with a toothpick.

  9. When the cake is done, leave it to cool a bit, and take it out of the mold and turn it over.

  10. Allow to cool completely before frosting.


  1. In a deep bowl, pour powdered sugar and add softened butter and mix with a spoon and combine the ingredients, then pass with a mixer, whip the cream to a froth and add the vanilla aroma. The cream must be sparkling and soft, try the taste of the cream, if you want, add more powdered sugar, and mix again.


  1. When you have combined the cream and crusts have cooled completely, place the first crust on the decorative tray, spread the cream well, flatten the filling with a cake knife.

  2. Then put the second crust on the cream, coat the whole cake with cream. Sprinkle with walnuts on top of the cake and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  3. When decorating cake, you can also use whipped cream as a decoration, with a cake syringe to do patterns as you like. Buon appetito!

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