Coffee and walnut cake

Puddings and cakes

  • Serves: 8
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
Straight from the oven

Straight from the oven

Ingredients

Sponge:

250g (8oz) self raising flour

250g (8oz) margarine.

250g (8oz) sugar

4 eggs

1 tablespoon instant coffee mixed in a little hot water

 

Icing:

125g (4oz) butter

250g (8oz) icing sugar

1 teaspoon instant coffee mixed in a little hot water

1 tablespoon crushed walnuts

 

Topping:

Small amount of above icing, and some whole/halved walnuts

 

 

Method

Sponge

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C or gas mark 6
  2. Cream together margarine and sugar in a mixing bowl
  3. Add the beaten eggs to the mixture
  4. Fold in the flour gently
  5. Add the coffee mixed with water and stir well
  6. Put equal amounts  into 2 x 8”greased round trays, bake for 20 mins at 200C/gas 6

 

Filling

  1. Cream together butter and icing sugar in a bowl
  2. Add mixed coffee and crushed walnuts to give flavour and texture

 

Sandwich cakes together with filling leaving a little to spread on top, then sprinkle with whole walnuts.