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Nutty layer sponge cake

nutty layer sponge cake

Soft and moist, this nutty layer sponge cake will be an instant hit at your home. Its a delightful variation to the regular sponge cakes. Be it a party or just a simple family get-together, this  cake will never let you down. Glazed with citrus icing and layered with cinnamon flavored nuts, its a tempting cake that no one will say no to. You don’t need a special occasion to make this lovely sponge cake, its simple and easy with the step-by-step instructions. Indulge your friends and family with this rich, moist sponge cake and be ready to be praised.

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Nutty layer sponge cake

nutty layer sponge cake

By lavanmurali Published: August 28, 2012

  • Yield: 10 Servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 60 mins

So soft and so delicious, its a perfect way to end a meal.



  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees and grease a bundt cake tin.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients flour, sugar and baking powder and keep aside.
    nutty layer sponge cake
  3. In another bowl, beat the eggs till its fluffy.
  4. Add the oil and continue to beat till the mixture is light.
    nutty layer sponge cake
  5. Mix in the vanilla essence.
  6. Now gradually add the dry mixture, one spoon at a time and gently continue to beat the mixture.
  7. Add a few teaspoons of milk if the batter becomes too thick. The batter should have a ribbon consistency.
  8. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup nuts, 1/4 cup chocolate chips and cinnamon powder.
    nutty layer sponge cake
  9. Pour half of the prepared batter into the greased tin.
    nutty layer sponge cake
  10. Now carefully sprinkle the nuts mixture over the cake mix and make a thick layer covering the entire surface.
    nutty layer sponge cake
  11. Pour in the remaining batter slowly over the nutty layer.
  12. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 150 degree centigrade. The cake is done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  13. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes. Then turn the tin upside down over a plate and let the cake cool completely before you drizzle it with citrus glaze.
    nutty layer sponge cake
  14. To make the citrus glaze, melt two tablespoons of butter and beat it along with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Add a few drops of lemon juice and mix it well.
  15. Drizzle the glaze generously over the cake and serve.
    nutty layer sponge cake

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About the author

Lavan Murali Being a Computer engineer, Lavan Murali had never had the time to cook. Her love for food came only when she gave up her career to become a full time home maker. Now her world revolves around her hubby and two kids and cooking scrumptious food is just one way of showing her love towards them. | |

  • Soha Khan

    sounds simply but will post you how it came out for me …if iam going make this…this will be my first cake

    • Lavanya Muralidharan

      Try it Soha, even i was very hesitant to try a cake at first. But you’ll be surprised how simple it is to make a cake. let me know how it comes out. it will be good.

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