This Vegan Walnut Cake is the perfect way to add more walnuts into your life.. in cake form! This nutty and delicious cake is topped with a vegan chocolate buttercream for a decadent and delicious treat!
Who loves walnuts? Cause this recipe is full of ’em! This recipe loosely pays homage to the motherland.. The land of my mother, which is Hungary!
For pretty much my entire life, my mom’s Hungarian baking has been very walnut centric.. walnut this walnut that.. you get a walnut, you get a walnut… you know what I mean. So for her birthday this year, I decided to make a whole damn Vegan Walnut Cake!
I had made a similar cake like this many years ago in the pre-vegan days, and all I remember is that there were a hell of a lot of eggs, and a hell of a lot of butter in that thing. The task became to completely reinvent a new and improved version of that cake. And reinvented it was!
What’s one dessert you would love to have reinvented in vegan form? Let me know in the comments down below!
I was honestly a bit skeptical about trying to make something similar to a “traditional” Hungarian cake in vegan form. With all the eggs, milk, butter, etc. that would be missing, I didn’t know how much of the original flavor would be affected by vegan substitutes. I was pleasantly surprised when, “it tastes like home“, was her reaction. Success! The cake is nutty and not overly sweet, and is complimented by a vegan buttercream with a hint of chocolate flavor. Ground walnuts top it all off. And just like that, you’ve got yourself a Vegan Walnut Cake!
This is an absolutely fantastic alternative to typical cake flavors like chocolate and vanilla. It’s especially great for those who happen to love walnuts! Walnuts are healthy, right? And what better excuse than that to eat some cake!
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