Thursday, 20 January 2011

Walnut layer cake!

I know you are waiting until the first of the month for me to do a whole meal planner etc but I couldnt help but share this for now :) I made this yesterday afternoon with and its gorgeous - next time though I think I would do my own version of frosting (see link down the site to divine frosting) as this one was a little bit bland....


Mary Berry recipe from Mary Berrys Ultimate Cake Book

Cuts into 12 generous wedges

225g/8oz soft margarine

225g/8oz caster sugar

4 eggs

225g/8oz self-raising flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

100g/4oz walnuts, finely chopped

For the frosting:

2 egg whites

350g/12oz caster sugar

4 tablespoons water

14 teaspoon cream of tartar

To decorate:

walnut halves

Pre-heat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3. Lightly grease and line the base of three 20cm/8in sandwich tins with greased greaseproof paper.

Measure all the ingredients for the cake into a large bowl and beat them together until they are thoroughly blended. Divide equally between the tins and level the surfaces. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 25- 30 minutes, until the cakes are golden and springy to the touch. Turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack.

For the frosting: measure all the ingredients into a bowl over a pan of hot water and whisk, using an electric or rotary whisk, for 10-12 minutes, until thick. Sandwich the cake layers together with a little of the frosting, then use the remainder to cover the top and sides of the cake, swirling the icing to form soft peaks. Decorate with the walnut halves.

Enjoy xx


  1. It looks lovely, I want cake now though!

  2. Ooooh scrumptious. I will definitely have a go at this in the next few days.

  3. Oh my goodness, that looks fabulous!

  4. oh my gosh, how good does that look - I think I'll give it a go maybe tomorrow ... no food is a calorie on a friday, after all :)

  5. WOW! Not many calories in that eh Debbie??!!

  6. Looks gorgeous and sooo yummy!

  7. oooohhhh Debbie, that looks so good to my dieting eyes!!!!!!

  8. That cake looks fabulous!! my favourite flavour too!



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