Florida Grapefruit and California Walnut Cake


  • 2 Florida Grapefruit
  • 125g California Walnuts
  • 250g butter
  • 250g dark brown sugar
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g self-raising flour


Florida Grapefruit and California Walnut Cake

1. Preheat the oven to 170c fan.

2. In a bowl, cream together the sugar, butter, and vanilla extract until lighter in colour and fluffy.

3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between each one until fully combined before you add the next one.

4. Zest the 2 Florida Grapefruit and add to the mixture. Juice the grapefruit into a pan for later.

5. Sieve in self-raising flour to the butter, sugar, and egg mixture and fold in gently, taking care not to knock any air out.

6. Pour the cake mix into a 2lb lined loaf tin.

7. Add the walnuts to the pan of grapefruit juice and warm gently for a couple of minutes.

8. Remove the walnuts from the pan and place on top of the sponge.

9. Any excess liquid from the walnuts and grapefruit, boil down to a syrup and brush on top of the cake once it has baked.

10. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top of the cake is firm when pressed down gently.

11. Brush with the remaining syrup and serve once cooled.