Coffee and Walnut Cake

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Coffee and Walnut Cake
Coffee and Walnut Cake
Servings:10-12 depending on your view of a fair portion
Calories per serving:343
Ready in:1 hour 30 minutes
Prep. time:30 minutes
Cook time:1 hour
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:22nd October 2012

Came up with this recipe whilst experimenting with using coffee in the sponge and walnuts in the icing rather than the other way round as normally is used

Cake Mix

Ingredients

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Mise en place

Method

  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the eggs a little at a time.
  3. Sift the flour & Bicarbonate of soda and fold in.
  4. Add the coffee a little at a time. The consistancy should be such that the mixture will drop softly off the spoon.
  5. Grease a 7in round tin and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
  6. Pour the mixture into the tin and place near the top of the oven for 55 - 60 minutes or until springy and brown on top.
  7. Leave on a rack to cool.

Finishing

  1. Make up the icing by mixing the icing sugar with the milk then adding the other ingredients.
  2. Cut the cake in half and spread icing on top of the bottom layer.
  3. Place the top layer on top and finish with the rest of the icing and the remaining walnuts.

Serving suggestions

Good with coffee :-)

Chef's notes

The results appear to be good although I need one more trial run to be sure after making a few tweaks to the cooking process. I also might experiment with adding a little more cinnamon.

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