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Coffee and Walnut Cake

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Coffee and Walnut Cake

Recipe by Donna
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes

A coffee and walnut cake with a great tasting coffee flavour with the addition of walnuts. Makes for a nice tasting cake for anytime with a coffee.

Ingredients

  • 175 grams /60z unsalted butter

  • 175grams/6oz light brown sugar

  • 3 large eggs, beaten

  • 175grams/6oz self raising flour

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 115g/4oz walnut pieces, walnut halves to decorate

  • Frosting
  • 115g/4oz unsalted butter

  • 200g/7oz icing sugar

  • 1 Tbsp strong black coffee

  • 1/tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark4. Grease and line the bases of two 20cmx8inch sandwich tins.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Can mix with electric hand mixer or a stand mixer. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition. Beat in the coffee.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture, then fold in lightly and evenly with a metal spoon. Fold in the walnuts.
  • Divide the mixture between the prepared tins and smooth the top. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and springy to the touch. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Frosting
  • Beat together the butter and icing sugar, coffee and vanilla mixing until smooth and creamy.
  • Use about half of the mixture to sandwich the cakes together, then spread the remaining frosting on top with a palette knife. Decorate with walnut halves.

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