Saturday, 9 June 2012

Crunchy Mixed Nuts Cake

This recipe is special meant for those who do not like creamy type of cakes and I am one of them J !  Munching nuts could be an additive but how would it taste if we added in a cake? 

I have chosen walnuts, almonds and pistachios to blend in with butter base cake. 
Why these 3 types of nuts?  Walnuts – one of the best plant sources of protein, rich in fiber too.  It bring together with almonds that are lower in saturated fat and contain many other protective nutrients.  How can we miss out pistachios for its delicious and its color to brighten up your cake?

You will love the combination – the crunchy nuts with the butter base that comes along with some coffee essence and chocolate milk.  It’s definitely a best choice for tea time.  Trust me, when you have done with the first piece, you certainly will look for the second piece.

It is a rather simple recipe and an easy home-made cake.  I am sure you will like it.  I have to go for my tea break now! 


150g butter
150g brown sugar
3 eggs

150g high protein flour
50g self-raising flour
100g chocolate milk
1 tsp coffee essence

50g walnut
50g almond
50g pistachio
(Toast and chop)

  • Preheat oven
  • Beat butter and sugar till whitened.
  • Add eggs – one after another, combine the mixture with first egg before adding the second and the third egg. Beat well.
  • Pour in Ingredients (B) and continue to beat until well-blended.
  • Lastly, add in Ingredients (C) or mixed nuts.
  • Pour the batter into a greased tray.
  • Bake at 170◦C for 40 minutes or till it cooked.


  1. Looks very interesting! I prefer cakes with nuts much more than raisins or any other dried fruits. During the christmas season, when my family bakes fruit cake, i would ask them to do a batch without the fruits for me.


    1. Welcome to the "nuts" club Cleona:D! Glad you like this recipe. You may save the recipe for coming Christmas too...and thanks for dropping by.

  2. This looks very healthy with all that nuts. Perfect for nut lovers. I can imagine the crunch.

    1. Hi Michele, you are absolutely right, is meant for nut lovers and I am one of them:D What about you?

  3. Can i use other nuts instead ?? Thanks

  4. Oh yes, you may try it out with other nuts too! Happy trying!

  5. How can we ensure that the nuts still remain crunchy in the cake after a day or two? Sorry I have to ask.... I'm a newbie.

    1. Hi Mike, so sorry for my late reply. For some reasons, I had missed your comment. To answer your question, you may roast or toss your nuts before you add in to the batter. Hope this tip able to help you.

      Thanks for popping by.