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German Walnut Kuchen

German Walnut Kuchen

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It is an easy and delicious cake.

  • Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16



For the dough,

  • 115 grams of butter
  • 150 grams of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 200 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt

For the filling,

  • 300 grams of chopped walnuts
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 115 grams butter, melted
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 180C or 350F.
  2. Butter a round cake pan of 22 cm in diameter (9″) or 20×20 square (9″x 9″).
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the butter with a fork until creamy. Add the sugar and beat until creamy. Add the egg and beat well until incorporated fully. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix to form a soft dough. Scoop the batter into the pan and spread with a spoon or wet fingers.
    Batter spread out
  4. Form an even layer and bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
    Baked kuchen base
  5. For the filling, chop the nuts, which should be pretty small, as seen in the picture.Chopped walnuts
  6. Mix the nuts with the condensed milk, egg, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Stir to mix. Add the melted butter and stir well.
  7. Pour over baked dough (hot) and cover the pan with foil.Filling for walnut kuchen
    Kuchen covered with aluminum foil
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove gently and carefully the foil.
  9. Bake 10-13 minutes until golden. Cool on a wire rack and refrigerate before cutting and serving.
    Chilean Walnut Kuchen
  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven-baked
  • Cuisine: Chilean


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 396
  • Sugar: 23.3 g
  • Sodium: 62.1 mg
  • Fat: 26.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.1 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 7 g