Who doesn't love cake!? My mums favourite is Coffee and Walnut cake, which is two things I don't really love so never wanted to cook but after some pestering I decided to give it a try. Here is the recipe that I found from Nigella and I adapted a little for what I had at home...
For the sponge:
50g walnut pieces
225g caster sugar
225g soft unsalted butter, plus some for greasing
200g plain flour
4 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoons of sour cream (just use a little milk if easier)
For the buttercream frosting:
350g icing sugar
175g soft unsalted butter
2 teaspoons instant coffee powder and 2 teaspoons of boiling water
2 tablespoons of cream cheese
8-12 walnut halves, to decorate
You will need: 2 x 20cm sandwich tins
Set your oven for 180oC.
With a rolling pin or food blender blitz the walnut until a powder (it will be a little damp) and mix with the sugar.
|It is such a light and fluffy batter|
Let the cakes cool and then ice with the buttercream frosting (just mix all ingredients) between the 2 cakes layered on top of each other(make sure you have plenty for the top) then decorate with walnut halves.
I was surprised at how light this cake was with so many eggs, it was lovely and moist too. I will definitely be making this again. You could add more coffee if you like it strong but I thought it might take away from the walnuts so I kept it quite light for my first attempt.
Serve and enjoy..
|Tada... The finished Coffee and Walnut Cake. |
I wish I had taken a photo of the slices but I ate it too fast sorry!