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Walnut Cake with Coffee Syrup


  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup honey, plus more for garnish, divided
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup shelled walnuts, toasted and ground
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup strong fresh coffee
  • Vanilla yogurt for garnish


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease sides and bottom of a springform pan. Line base with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks, 1/2 cup honey and 1/4 cup sugar until pale and creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine walnuts, flour, baking powder and cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk egg whites until stiff, stir 1 tablespoon into batter; fold in remaining whites until evenly incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into pan; bake 30 minutes or until cake has risen and shrunk slightly from the sides of the tin.
  6. Meanwhile, heat coffee in a small pan with remaining 1/2 cup sugar, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Boil for 3 to 4 minutes or until syrupy.
  7. Cool cake for about 5 minutes; transfer to a large plate. Spike all over with a skewer; drizzle with syrup. Cool completely; serve in wedges garnished with yogurt and drizzled with honey.

Yield: 8 servings

Posted by Annette at Recipe Goldmine 8/22/2001 1:38 pm.

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