Old-Fashioned Nut Cake Recipe


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

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 give 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 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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Alyssa (author) from Ohio on March 16, 2021:

Thank you Linda!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 15, 2021:

Your nut loaf sounds very flavourful. I love the thought of combining a sweet and salty taste in the loaf. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on March 15, 2021:

Thank you Chitrangada! It was very delicious :)

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on March 15, 2021:

I bet that would be delicious Lora! If you give it a try, let me know how it turns out!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on March 15, 2021:

What an interesting day, haha! Thank you Kyler!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on March 15, 2021:

Thank you Pamela!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on March 15, 2021:

I'm glad you liked the recipe, Ann. The next time you get the hankering to bake up a little something, I hope you'll give this a try.

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on March 15, 2021:

To each their own, Bill. haha!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on March 15, 2021:

Thank you Dora!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 15, 2021:

The Nutloaf sounds delicious. I like old fashioned recipes.

Thanks for sharing the detailed instructions.

Lora Hollings on March 15, 2021:

This looks yummy, Alyssa. I’m a big fan of nuts and so I know that I would love this bread. I may try pecans instead of peanuts but I’m sure the peanuts are good too. Thanks for the share!

Kyler J Falk from California on March 14, 2021:

Articles on nutloaf, and a phallus debacle all in the same day; I'm thinking the universe is trying to send me a message at this point. Looks delicious, and perfectly-timed as far as seeing it on my feed.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 14, 2021:

This nut bread looks delicious. I have baked many things using various types of nuts, but never peanuts, so this would be different. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Alyssa.

Ann Carr from SW England on March 14, 2021:

I'm not a keen baker or cook, but sometimes I do hanker to bake something and this one fits the bill!



Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 14, 2021:

Okay, just to prove how weird I am, I like eating nuts, but I won't eat anything with nuts in the recipe. I know, I know, totally bizarre. I don't like eating breads or cakes or whatever and crunching on nuts...same thing with candy bars.

Just lock me up now!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 14, 2021:

Interesting! I guess that the protein content is substantial. Thanks for the recipe.

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