Walnut and chocolate chip cake

Walnut and chocolate chip cake

This walnut and chocolate chip cake does not have the walnuts and chocolate chips inside the cake. I sprinkle the walnuts and chocolate on top to give it a streusel like effect.  I am not sure if the crunchy top can be called streusel because I do not use any fat/butter in it.  A streusel by definition is a crumbly topping or filling made from fat, flour, sugar, and often cinnamon.

It  was first popularised in Germany. The word itself means “scattered” or “sprinkled”, or more literally “strewn.”  It is a nice way to add sweetness and texture to a cake.

Ingredients for the cake

  • 113g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • I teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 215g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 180ml plain yoghurt

For the topping

  • 120g walnuts, chopped or broken into small pieces
  • 100g chocolate chip cookies
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour


  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Butter and line a cake tin with baking paper which is about 21cm x 21cm x 5cm
  • Mix all the ingredients of the topping into a bowl and set aside
  • Put all your cake ingredients into a bowl and mix until smooth
  • Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared cake tin
  • Sprinkle all of the topping mixture on to of the cake and lightly press it onto the cake with your hands
  • `Bake for 35-40 minutes, test with a toothpick or cake tester.  If it comes out clean it is ready
  • Leave it in the cake tin for to minutes before lifting out onto a cooling rack. Use the baking paper to lift out the cake.
  • Leave it on the cooling rack to cook completely

I hope you will enjoying baking and sharing this homemade walnut and chocolate chip cake