Coffee Walnut Cake

Coffee is one of Daddy Vs Work’s favourite drinks.

Our house is full of different flavoured nespresso pods of Gourmesso for our coffee machine and it is on daily. What I love about the coffee machine is the fact we don’t need to keep jars of different coffee everywhere! The pods are neatly put away and then we can offer out a wide range when our guest our here, a bit like our own coffee shop.

However did you know coffee is also a great addition to cakes?

With the help of Kayleigh, we set about making Daddy Vs Work a coffee and walnut cake as a little treat.

I will admit there was a bit of a disaster with the butter icing however I will make another one this weekend and upload a better picture. This recipe from the BBC food website is super easy to follow.

Coffee Walnut Cake

Coffee Walnut Cake

Ingredients

  • For the cake!
  • 225g/8oz unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 50ml/1¾fl oz strong espresso coffee
  • 225g/8oz self-raising flour
  • 75g/2½oz walnuts
  • For the buttercream topping!
  • 125g/4½oz unsalted butter
  • 200g/7oz icing sugar
  • 50ml/2fl oz strong espresso coffee
  • 12 walnut halves, to decorate

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  • In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until very light and pale.
  • Add the eggs one at a time to the butter and sugar mixture, beating well to completely incorporate each egg before adding the next egg.
  • Add the espresso to the mixture and stir well.
  • Add the flour and walnuts and stir well to completely combine.
  • Spoon the cake mixture into two lined and greased 20cm/8in cake tins.
  • Transfer to the oven to bake 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean and the cake is golden-brown.
  • Remove the cakes from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • For the buttercream topping, beat the butter and icing sugar together in a small bowl until pale and light.
  • Add the espresso and mix well.
  • Spread the buttercream over the top of each cake, then place one cake on top of the other.
  • Decorate the top of the cake with the walnut halves and serve in generous slices.
http://mummyvswork.co.uk/2016/06/coffee-walnut-cake/

Other than our little disaster I was told the cake was delicious, in fact the best cake they’ve ever eaten!

We are going to give this cake another try at the weekend and it is perfect to get out in the garden with a lovely cup of coffee and the sunshine.

Make sure you watch the blog in the coming week as we are bringing you the chance to win some of these coffee pods too.

 

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  • Samantha Ripley

    looks yummy

  • Laura Antill

    Can’t wait to try this x

  • Kim Styles

    Coffee and walnut cake is my favourite and i have tried diffrent recipes- I must try this one as I like the fact it uses espresso coffee -I have always used ordinary coffee before

  • ZARA

    Great post!

  • Jayne Kelsall

    Looks delicious, definitley going to try this .x

  • Alison Turnnidge

    Love coffee cake but use pecans instead as I’m not a fan of walnuts. Shall have to make one of these for when we go on our next picnic

  • Wendy Tolhurst

    I love coffee cake but, rather than use fresh coffee, I use coffee essence/extract, which is easily available in large supermarkets or places like Lakeland. I find that this way I only need to add a few drops.

  • Heather Haigh

    It looks absolutely delicious, my hubby is a big fan of coffee cakes.

  • Jayne Townson

    Wow, that cakes looks amazing, perfect for a slice with my morning cuppa.

  • Jayne Townson

    Wow, that cakes looks amazing, perfect for a slice with my morning cuppa.

  • williamgould

    I do love a good coffee and walnut cake. It’s the only thing my wife’s best friend makes that’s better than my wife does it, though I won’t say that out loud of course…. 😉

  • Joanne Casey

    This looks fab, I might have a go at this although I’m not the best baker, this is my hubbys favourite cake

  • GCforever

    Oh, my! How delicious! It’s a classic combination and always a winner.

  • Sandra Bald

    Wow love a coffee cake & the addition of walnuts to top it sounds delicious

  • maria hackett

    my all time fav cake! looks delish!!!

  • maria hackett

    my all time fav cake! looks delish!!!

  • Deborah Mackenzie

    never thought I would like coffee cake until I tried it

  • Deborah Mackenzie

    never thought I would like coffee cake until I tried it

  • Kerry Kilmister

    I love coffee cake, so it would be good to see how it is with walnuts.

  • Kerry Kilmister

    I love coffee cake, so it would be good to see how it is with walnuts.

  • kim neville

    My mum loves making this cake. Has always been her favourite as has coffee in it 🙂

  • kim neville

    My mum loves making this cake. Has always been her favourite as has coffee in it 🙂

  • MrRichTea

    Yummy!

  • MrRichTea

    Yummy!

  • Laura Harrison

    Looks very yummy xxx

  • Gem Cook

    I’ve got to make this. It looks so delicious!

  • Gem Cook

    I’ve got to make this. It looks so delicious!

  • Sarah Lewis

    One of my favourite cakes!

  • Sarah Lewis

    One of my favourite cakes!