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Old-Fashioned Nut Cake Recipe

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Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking copious amounts of coffee.

Nut cake with coffee

Nut cake with coffee

Old-Fashioned Nut Loaf Recipe

Sometimes you just get a hankering to bake. This nut cake is perfect parts sweet and salty. The golden-brown crust combined with the honey-roasted peanuts gives this snack a satisfying crunch. Not into peanuts? Simply substitute your favorite nut. Serve it warm with butter and a cup of coffee, and you've got a delicious breakfast, midday treat, or evening bite.

This recipe is simple and easy to whip up. It will soon become a household favorite!

Ingredients needed

Ingredients needed


  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 cup nuts (I used honey-roasted peanuts)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use a fork to sift, mixing all ingredients well.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup milk into a measuring cup. Crack the egg into the measuring cup and beat well.
  4. Add milk and beaten egg to dry ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Add the remaining 1 cup of milk and melted butter into the mixture. Stir well.
  6. Stir in the nuts. I used honey roasted peanuts, but you can use your favorite type of nut in this cake.
  7. Generously grease a loaf pan with butter. Add in the mixture.
  8. Bake for 90 minutes.
  9. Remove from pan. Generously butter the crust.
  10. Cut into slices. Serve warm with a side of butter and a hot mug of coffee. Enjoy!

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