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Coffee and walnut cake

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Who doesn’t love a slice of coffee and walnut cake with a cup of tea or coffee…bliss.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:6
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Margarine
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Instant coffee good quality
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Water boiling
  • 100g 3½ oz Walnuts finely chopped
  • 175g 6¼ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour

For the icing

  • 1tsp 1tsp Instant coffee good quality
  • 1tsp 1tsp Water boiling
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Margarine
  • 300g 10⅝ oz Unrefined golden icing sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden icing sugar
  • Walnuts halves to decorate

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 5). Put some water in a cake tin or roasting tin and set in the bottom of the oven. Prepare 2 x 20cm sandwich tins by lining with baking parchment.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Cream together the sugar and margarine with a wooden spoon or electric hand whisk, until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs in 3 parts, beating well after each addition so that the egg is well incorporated.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 200g 7⅛ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 150g 5⅜ oz Margarine
    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Add the vanilla extract. Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water and stir that in.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
    • 1tsp 1tsp Instant coffee good quality
    • 1tsp 1tsp Water boiling
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Mix in the chopped walnuts and fold in the flour lightly until the mix is even. Spoon this into the prepared tins and bake for 25 minutes. Set aside on a wire rack to cool.

    Ingredients for this step

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Meanwhile, make the topping and filling. Dissolve the coffee in the water. Cream together the margarine and icing sugar. Stir in the coffee. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1tsp 1tsp Instant coffee good quality
    • 1tsp 1tsp Water boiling
    • 150g 5⅜ oz Margarine
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To assemble, out a dab of filling in the centre of the serving plate, and top with one of the cakes. Spoon the filling all over the base and top with the other cake. Decorate with the walnut halves.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Walnuts halves to decorate