Walnut cake

by | Oct 16, 2020 | Desserts

This walnut cake was my grandmother’s favourite dessert. She learned the recipe from a friend of hers in 1959 and she always made it at Christmas and Easter. The cake consists of a walnut sponge cake, a walnut buttercream and a caramel glaze.

I usually bake the sponge cake in an oblong cake pan and I cut it in half to have two layers. If you want to have a round cake, divide the batter between 2 springform cake tins. Though you have to keep the cake in the fridge because of the buttercream filling, it’s recommended to serve it at room temperature when the frosting is soft.

Walnut cake
Walnut cake – photo: zserbo.com
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Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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