This lovely cake is a beautiful blend of nuts and citrus. Dig in.
By Tamara Novacoviç
Citrus juice and zest lifts up the flavor of nuts, it gives them life. In this cake, walnuts are combined with orange. I still hold onto walnut cakes (walnuts are used a lot in Croatia during Christma holiday baking), but tend to combine it with refreshing citrus flavors, as the days get longer and a bit sunnier. Plus, there’s vitamin C, always welcome :)
Cake layers are made with rough flour. I am not sure whether this type of flour is available in US? As its name suggests, it doesn’t have fine texture like all-purpose flour. You can substitute it easily with all-purpose flour (same amount) if you don’t have rough version.
Recipe is adapted from here.
Tamara Novakovic is a passionate self-taught cook, food blogger, freelance food writer and photographer behind bite-my-cake.blogspot.com. Her life journey has led her through Faculty of Humanities in Zagreb, Croatia to discovering passion for making cakes. She is currently a weekly food columnist for Croatian newspaper V magazine and food magazine Repete.