Florida Grapefruit & California Walnuts Loaf Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, California Walnuts, Florida, Florida Grapefruit
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Author Peter Sidwell


  • 250 g Butter
  • 250 g Dark brown sugar
  • 4 Free range eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 250 g Self raising flour
  • 2 Florida grapefruit
  • 125 g California Walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 170C fan.
  • In a bowl cream together the sugar, butter and vanilla extract until lighter in colour and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between each one until fully combined before you add the next one.
  • Zest the 2 Florida Grapefruit and add to the mixture. Juice the grapefruits into a pan for later.
  • Sieve in self raising flour to the butter, sugar and egg mixture and fold in gently, careful not to knock any air out.
  • Pour the cake mix into a 2lb lined loaf tin.
  • Add the walnuts to the pan of grapefruit juice and warm gently for a couple of minutes, remove the walnuts from the pan and place on top of the sponge. Any excess liquid from the walnuts and grapefruit, boil down to a syrup and brush on top of the cake once it has baked.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the top of the cake is firm when pressed down gently.
  • Brush with the remaining syrup and serve once cooled.
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