Cake Recipes Using Nuts

A cake covered with nuts.
Nuts add another dimension to any sweet cake and are pretty as a decoration. Any nut can be used; pecan, peanuts, almonds and pistachio are popular choices.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 390 Posts
February 2, 2011


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 16 oz. milk chocolate candy
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch jelly roll pan.

In a large bowl, mix together eggs, vanilla, salt, sugar, flour, and baking powder. Blend in melted butter or margarine and milk. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Spread with peanut butter while still hot. Refrigerate until cool.

Melt chocolate bars, and spread on cooled cake.

By Irishwitch from Aurora, CO

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
December 17, 2009


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts


Separate eggs. Beat together the butter, sugar, and egg yolks. Stir together the cornstarch, milk, and vanilla, then add to first mixture. Add flour and baking powder, which have been sifted together. Beat 2 egg whites and fold into batter. Add chopped walnut meats, which have been dredged in flour. Bake in moderate (350 degrees F) oven in greased and floured tube pan for 40-50 minutes or until cake tests done.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
November 5, 2009

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. grease 10 inch Bundt pan and lightly flour. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Combine sugar, brown sugar, shortening, and peanut butter in large bowl. Beat on low speed until creamy.

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November 11, 2012

I'm looking for hazelnut cake I used to make back in the 90s. The cake contains hazelnuts, bread crumbs, but no flour. I made it in 3 layers, and it was filled with whipping cream and frosted with mocha butter cream. It was my first cake I ever made, and it was the beginning of my baking history.

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Here is a cake recipe I found. Perhaps it is close to the one you remember.

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June 20, 2016

Try a delicious variation on the traditional gooey butter cake by adding peanut butter and banana. This is a page about Elvis' gooey peanut butter and banana cake recipe.

Banana peanut butter tart

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July 15, 2022

My sister gave me this recipe years ago. I've made it many times and everybody just loves it. And so simple to make!

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October 15, 2018

This delicious cake combines boxed cake mix with pistachio pudding, to make a moist and delicious cake. This page contains pistachio cake recipes.

Pistachio Cake on a grey surface.

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April 30, 2018

A delicious, rich cake to make for a special occasion or a special treat. This page contains butter pecan cake recipes.

Butter Pecan Cake topped with a scoop of ice cream.

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December 16, 2015

This is a page about pecan pie cake. A pecan pie cake has all of the wonderful flavors of pecan pie, without the crust.

Pecan Pie Cake Recipes

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January 19, 2015

Almonds are a wonderful nut for flavor and crunch on a delicious cake. This page contains almond cake recipes.

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December 17, 2009


  • 1 Tbsp. butter or shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup black walnut meats
  • 1 cup sweet milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • Pinch of salt


Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, add milk alternately with flour in which baking powder has been added. Add pinch of salt, vanilla, and beat well. Bake in greased loaf pan. 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes.


By Robin

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