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Coffee and walnut cake

Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe

Prep

20 min

Bake

25-30 mins

Serves

8 to 10

Difficulty

Medium
Coffee and walnut cake
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Ingredients
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Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan / 350F.

Step 2

Lightly butter one 8-inch sandwich tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment.

Step 3

Cream the butter and sugar until pale and creamy, then add the eggs, vanilla and coffee essence. Beat again.

Step 4

Sift in the flour and baking powder, beating with your electric whisk until everything is well combined.

Step 5

Stir through the walnuts and pecans using a spatula.

Step 6

Divide the mixture evenly between the tins. Level the surface using a spatula or the back of a spoon.

Step 7

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until risen and springy to the touch. .

Step 8

Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes. When ready, turn your cake out onto a wire rack. Peel off the paper and leave to cool completely.

Step 9

To make the icing, beat the butter until smooth and soft, then add half the icing sugar and beat again. Add the milk and coffee essence, as well as the rest of the icing sugar then beat until smooth and creamy.

Step 10

Making sure your cake is completely cool, spread the coffee icing over the top of your cake and decorate the edges with walnut and pecan pieces, as well as some cacao nibs before serving.

TOP TIP

Don't know if your cake is ready? You can insert a skewer or a cake tester to check if your cake is ready. If it comes out clean, you’re good to go. If there is cake mixture on your stick, pop it back in the oven for 5-10 minutes

Ingredients – 9 items

Serving

1

For the cake

Butter

Unsalted butter, softened

100g
Pure Cane Caster Sugar

Tate & Lyle Caster Sugar

100g
Eggs

Large eggs

2
Flour

Self raising flour

100g
Baking-powder

Baking powder

1 tsp
Walnuts

Roughly chopped walnuts

50g
Pecans

Pecans

50g
Vanilla

Pure vanilla extract

1 tsp

Coffee essence

1 tbsp

For the icing

Butter

Unsalted butter, softened

75g
Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar

Icing sugar

225g
Milk

Whole milk

2 tbsp

Coffee essence

2 tsp

To decorate walnut

Pecans

Pecans

Cacao nibs

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Step 1
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Ingredients

For the base
Fairtrade Golden Caster Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Cane Sugar 75 g
Flour Self raising flour 75 g
Hazelnuts Toasted chopped hazelnut 50 g
Eggs Egg 1
Olive-oil Olive oil 60ml

For the Topping
Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar Icing sugar 75 g
Cherries Cherries 250 g
Cream-cheese Ricotta 250 g
Sour cream 150 g
Eggs 1
Vanilla Vanilla extract 2tsp
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Step 2

Grease a 20cm (8”) round cake tin with a removable base.

Step 3

For the base, whisk the Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar and the egg with the oil until thick and creamy.

Step 4

Put the hazelnuts and flour into a food processor and whiz until the nuts are finely chopped, then fold into the egg mixture. Spoon into the tin and level, then bake for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Meanwhile stone the cherries and halve if large. Place on kitchen paper to soak up some of the juices.

Step 6

Beat the sour cream, ricotta, vanilla extract, egg and Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Icing Cane Sugar until smooth. Pour over the base and scatter over the cherries. Return to the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes until the creamy topping is set.

Step 7

Allow to cool before removing from the tin.
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