Walnut CakePrep.Time: 10-15 min
Cook.Time: 40-45 min
Lots of Slices
Tools1 Large Mixing Bowl
Small Mixing Bowl
18cm/7" Deep Cake Tin
Ingredients175g/6oz Self-Raising Flour
100g/4oz Butter or Spread
75g/3oz Caster Sugar
50g /2oz Chopped Walnuts
15ml /1Tbsp Golden Syrup
for the filling
25g/1oz Butter or Spread
15ml/1Tbsp Soft Brown Sugar
100g/4oz Icing Sugar
10ml/2tsp Golden Syrup
15ml/1 Tbsp Milk
for the topping
15ml/1Tbsp Warm Water
100g /4oz Icing Sugar
MethodPre-heat oven to 180°c / 350°f / Gas Mark 4.
Grease cake tin well.
Cream butter, sugar and syrup until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and a little flour and beat well.
Gradually beat in the remaining flour.
Add chopped walnuts and milk and mix well.
Pour into cake tin and place in the centre of oven.
When the cake is cooked, remove from the cake tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
To make the filling, place all ingredients except the icing sugar in a saucepan over a gentle heat until it has all melted and combined.
Remove from heat and beat in the icing sugar.
Pour into a small bowl to cool and set.
Cut the cake in half ready for filling.
When it has completely cooled and set, spread the filling over the bottom half of the cake.
Sandwich together then make the glace icing.
Put icing sugar in a small mixing bowl and gradually add warm water until you obtain a smooth paste that will coat the back of a spoon.
Pour icing over the top of the cake and spread to edges.
Arrange walnut halves on the top of the icing.
Store in an airtight container.
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