Walnut Cake: Useful Properties and Applications


Walnut cake is a by-product of butter production. Like the whole core, it retains its beneficial properties, although to a lesser extent.

What is useful walnut cake

Oilcake - the remainder of the nut, the seed from which the oil was pressed. Usually contains the same substances as before pressing, but in a different concentration.

Useful properties of walnut cake are explained by its composition. He contains:

  • vitamins A, PP, B1, B2, B12, K, C, E;
  • iron, zinc;
  • carotene, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, potassium;
  • linoleic, linolenic acid;
  • sitosterone;
  • quinones;
  • tannins;
  • iodine, cobalt, copper.

Eating oil cake is advised for diseases of the liver, gastrointestinal tract. Useful in diabetes, diseases of the genitourinary system. The product will also have a positive effect:

  • during recovery after a serious illness;
  • when the body is depleted, oil cake is sometimes included in the diet of patients undergoing treatment for anorexia;
  • when a person is constantly hard working physically, the load can be athletic and of another kind;
  • during treatment for anemia;
  • if necessary, eliminate problems with the immune system;
  • as a supplement to the diet during the treatment of pathologies of a neurological nature;
  • if necessary, maintain the body after surgery.

Exfoliating, nourishing and moisturizing properties are beneficial for external use.

Important! To buy a quality product, it is recommended to avoid trying to save money by buying a lot at once. For wholesalers, cake is stored longer, and in the process it loses some of its useful properties.

The use of walnut cake

Buy walnut cake is worth cooking fans, fans of home cosmetics. In addition to the therapeutic beneficial properties, the product makes the dishes tastier, homemade skin care products are more nourishing.

Interestingly, cake for children is healthier than nuts. It has less fat, the rest is the same, only more concentrated. As a result, the child will get enough vitamins, trace elements, proteins, and you can forget about the excess fat.

In cooking

These products are prepared with walnut cake:

  • candies;
  • baking;
  • salads;
  • hot vegetable, meat dishes;
  • porridges;
  • casseroles, puddings;
  • cocktails.

The advantage of the meal over the solid core is that you can more accurately measure how much product you need by volume, measure with spoons, glasses.

In sweet dishes the product goes well with honey, dried fruits, natural chocolate (cocoa liquor), milk.

For example, prepare nut cream. Would need:

  • 100 g of sugar (honey);
  • 1 glass of milk;
  • 0.5 cups of cake;
  • 0.5 pack of butter;
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar.

Production takes place as follows:

  1. Milk, sugar, oilcake boil thick syrup, cool slightly.
  2. Vanilla sugar and butter beat until frothy.
  3. Combine the syrup with a whipped mass.

Next is to decorate the product with pies, cakes, or eat as a separate dish.

You can cook homemade halva. Cake grind into flour, mixed with honey, add a small amount of water. After 30 minutes the dish is ready.

Important! Adding a product to hot dishes, it should be remembered that long-term heat treatment can adversely affect the beneficial properties.

In cosmetology

Cosmetology uses cake for the preparation of nutritious masks, scrubs. Means are suitable for:

  • facial skin, décolleté;
  • hair nourishment;
  • foot care

Dry fading skin is useful to add walnut oil, almond oil.

There is such a variant of a toning mask with this product:

  1. Chopped, unroasted cake in equal proportions mixed with natural yogurt.
  2. Add fresh berries, fruits (banana, strawberries, kiwi).
  3. Put on the face, hold for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash off first with warm water, then cool.
  5. The skin is allowed to dry on its own, slightly removing excess moisture with a towel.

Another option is a nourishing mask for dry skin. The manufacturing process is as follows:

  1. 0.5 tablespoons of walnut cake meal, ground into flour, mixed with sour cream, should make a homogeneous gruel.
  2. A thick layer of the mixture is applied to cleansed skin with massaging movements.
  3. 15 minutes keep the mask, then wash off with warm water, without using soap, foam, gels.
  4. Moisture is desirable to allow to dry on their own, slightly wetting the skin with a paper towel.

If the skin is moderately dry, sometimes it is not necessary to apply the cream immediately after the mask, the face is quite moist. You can do the same with kefir. This method is suitable for oily skin. In this case, add 1-2 drops of lemon juice.

Important! Before you make a mask for the first time, you should check for an allergic reaction to the components. A small amount of the product is applied to the elbow bend for 5 minutes. If during this time nothing happened - you can carry out the procedure.


Walnut cake can not be applied:

  • expectant mothers;
  • during lactation;
  • in the presence of allergic reactions.

In all other cases, the cake is as good to use as the walnut itself.

Important! Under the supervision of a specialist, it is useful to eat the product when breastfeeding, pregnancy, but independent reception is prohibited.

Terms and conditions of storage

Sealed packaging should be stored as specified by the manufacturer. In other cases, remember that:

  • peeled walnut retains its properties for 2 months, after which it begins to deteriorate, it is recommended to keep the cake for 1 month after opening the package;
  • storage should be cool, dark;
  • there should be no products with a strong foreign smell;
  • it is desirable that the place was dry.

Homemade cosmetics with walnut cake to store recommended in the refrigerator for no longer than two months. Food that has undergone heat treatment is stored as usual.

Reviews of walnut cake meal

Elena Evseeva, 55 years old, Kostroma. Regularly I make sweets from the cake. Not for good, for good. I think the properties vary from the mix with cocoa liquor, but the sweets are very good. The sister-in-law is always on a diet, but she constantly carries away a bundle of sweets from me. He says that there are fewer calories than in ordinary sweets. Mikhail Romanov, 58 years old, Torzhok. I don’t bother with anything like that, but my wife constantly puts in pastries. If I did not know, I would never have understood where the cupcakes have such taste. In her opinion, walnut in this form is tasty and healthy. I don’t bother myself with this, the main thing is that she has the best nut baking. Maria Samsonova, 33, Ivanovo. I do once a week from the cake of a face mask. The skin is then soft and smooth. Especially if the fat mass is washed away, massaging the face. It turns out at the same time and the scrub and mask. Sometimes I do it on the whole body, but rarely, so as not to be spoiled. Alexandra Nechaeva, 25, Yaroslavl. I doubt the benefits of masks, but I always make pies and cookies with processed walnuts. I like. It turns out nutritious, tasty, healthy. The main thing - ease of manufacture, and recipes with this product is always simple. It's funny, but even the fastidious mother, who is accustomed strictly to yeast dough, eats up my cookies faster than I do.


Walnut cake has not such pronounced properties as a whole kernel. However, this allows you to use the product in the diet. If there are no contraindications, you can safely use the cake.