Glazed Walnut Butter Cake

Glazed Walnut Butter Cake is a perfectly moist and tender buttery cake filled with walnuts and made with ingredients you already have on hand.  This cake gets a delicious glaze and is topped with chopped walnuts and will become a new favorite! 

Glazed Walnut Butter Cake

This month we were given a fridge-a-dare and we were challenged to create a delicious recipe featuring walnuts with items we already have on hand.  Now this is pretty easy for me because I always have a lot of ingredients on hand.  1: Because  I am a food blogger and 2: because I have this fear of running out of our favorite items.  I tend to hoard things like cheese, soy sauce, cream cheese, brown sugar, and other really random items.  If the neighbors are ever short on anything, I am their go to gal! 😂

As I was talking with my mom about creating a walnut recipe with items I already have, she mentioned that my grandma made the best walnut butter cake.  I thought this would be a great recipe to share because it uses ingredients that are all ready in your fridge and cupboard.  It is amazing how ingredients you already have on hand can create this incredible Buttery and delicious glazed walnut cake!

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This cake was easily one of the best cakes that I have ever had!  Our family really couldn’t get enough of it.  I have yet to try a homemade cake that is so moist and tender and literally melts in your mouth.  The addition of walnuts in this cake gave it such am amazing texture and crunch and added that nutty flavor of walnuts we all love.

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You guys have no excuse not to make this delicious cake!  You already have all of the ingredients…  what are you waiting for?  You are going to love it just as much as we did!

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Glazed Walnut Butter Cake is a perfectly moist and tender buttery cake filled with walnuts and made with ingredients you already have on hand. This cake gets a delicious glaze and is topped with chopped walnuts and will become a new favorite!
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cups walnuts, chopped
  • Glaze:
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk, (3 if you want it to be thinner)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease and flour a bundt pan. (can also use a 9x13)
  2. In a large mixing bowl or using a stand mixer add the butter and sugar and cream together. Add the eggs one at a time.
  3. Add the sifted flour and baking powder together. Add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture alternating the flour and milk as you mix. Fold in chopped walnuts.
  4. Pour into your greased and prepared bundt pan. Bake for about 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. To make the glaze: Whisk together melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Drizzle on top of cooled cake and top with additional chopped walnuts.

This post was sponsored by the California Walnut Board.  Thank you for allowing me to work with brands that I love.  All opinions expressed are my own.

More delicious recipes with Walnuts:

One Pan Crispy Walnut Herb Chicken and Vegetables 

Apple Cream Cheese Crumb Muffins 

Harvest Cobb Chicken Salad 

Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Chocolate Snowball Cookies 




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  2. I’m sorry where do you add any walnuts to the cake itself? The pictures appear to have walnuts within the cake but in the recipe there’s only walnuts on the top. Thanks

  3. I’m not seeing the walnuts in the ingredient list or the instructions for the cake itself. Definitely see them in the photos though!

  4. Leticia says:

    You have 1 cup of milk listed twice. Was wondering if it’s just 1 cup or 2. Can’t wait to try this

  5. Are there two cups of milk in this recipe?

  6. Melissa says:

    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it! One question though… you listed “1 cup milk” twice in the ingredients for cake… does the cake actually require 2 cups of milk or was this a misprint? Thanks!

  7. The cake appears to call for 1 cup of milk two different times. Just checking to see if that is correct. I’d love to make this part of our Easter menu! Love your blog!

    • So sorry! I fixed that. It is only 1 cup milk total. This would be a great cake for Easter! I hope you love it as much as we did!

  8. Diana Schultz says:

    I just read the recipe for walnut butter cake, it says milk on two places, then I read the instructions and it has 1 cup cream. What is it 2 cups milk or 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream?

    • Sorry for the confusion. It is only 1 cup. In the instructions you alternate the flour and milk mixture into the butter mixture but it is only 1 cup milk total.

  9. Karissa says:

    A quick question…does the cake take 2 cups of milk? I see it listed in the ingredients twice and just wanted to be sure before I try this. Going to make it for Easter as dessert it looks so yummy and amazing!

  10. Should there be a total of 2 cups in the ingredients ?I am not counting the glaze.thank you.

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