Orange Walnut loaf cake

Happy Tuesday, guys!

It’s a new start to the week with a lazy Tuesday following my spirit. I woke up, felt lazy and tired. Had breakfast like a lazy bum, and then i started reading like a lazy lad who doesn’t feel like leaving the bed and the book. Soon thereafter i realised about this post i had been meaning to do since i did it’s tutorial. I hope you guys remember the Orange loaf cake tutorial i did? Yep, that! 😀


One of the first ever cakes that i ever made was a orange cake with almost so many items in it. I remember i added dried cranberries, nuts, almonds, prunes and oh, god knows what not! Ever since then, i love using the flavor of fresh fruits in my cakes. The aroma is just amazing! Speaking of orange cake, I will be sharing the recipe of the Orange Walnut Loaf  cake today. I am super happy with the response to my tutorials, esp with this cake and I am happy with how it has turned out to be. Without much ado, here you go : 


All purpose flour- 1 cup

Whole wheat flour- 1 cup

Caster sugar- 1 cup

Oil- 1/3 cup

Orange zest- 2 tbsp

Orange juice – 1/2 cup

Walnuts- 1/2 cup

Vanilla essence- 1 tsp

Buttermilk- 1/2 cup

Baking soda- 1 1/4 tsp

Salt- 1/8 tsp


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C and line your loaf pan. 
  2. Chop the walnuts roughly, toss them in some flour and set aside.
  3. Mix the flours, sugar, soda and salt in a bowl. Keep aside.
  4. Take another bowl. Add oil,buttermilk, juice, zest and vanilla essence.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and combine well. Do not over mix. Fold in the walnuts to the cake. Bake at 180C for about 35-40 mins, more or less depending upon your oven, until the top turns golden and the toothpick test comes clean. Let the cake cool in the oven for about 10 minutes before you take it out. 

Quick tips/Suggestions:

  1. You can add zest of one more orange to get a strong flavour of orange.
  2. You can replace the whole wheat flour with all purpose flour as well. In that case the quantity in total would be one and a half cup. I haven’t tried a complete flour version of this cake. So if you do so, let me know how it went.
  3. You can really play along with this cake by adding dates and almond flakes as well. 


Keep experimenting, as I always say. And don’t be afraid to try an unconventional idea. Because that where the story always starts from. The wrong choices take us to the right places at times. Isn’t it? 😀

Do tag us on Instagram and Facebook @thegirlwhobakesofficial and we would love to see your features. 

Until next time, Happy Baking and Happy reading guys!



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