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Easy Coffee and Walnut Cake

Jen Sim
This easy coffee and walnut cake is a coffee lovers dream! Decorate with coffee buttercream and crushed walnuts for an extra crunch.
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: cake, coffee, walnuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Author: Jen Sim


Coffee Cake

  • 360 g self raising flour
  • 360 g unsalted butter
  • 360 g brown sugar
  • 350 g eggs
  • 3 1/2 tbsp of ground instant coffee
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 1-2 tbsp of milk

Coffee Buttercream

  • 300 g unsalted butter
  • 475 g of icing sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp of instant coffee depending on how strong you want the coffee flavour to be
  • 1 tbsp of hot water to dissolve the instant coffee
  • 300 g walnuts crushed


How to Make Coffee and Walnut Cake

  • Preheat oven to 160C fan/180C/325F/Gas 3. Grease two non-stick, 7 inch cake tins and set aside.
  • Add self-raising flour, baking powder and instant coffee to a medium bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Next, add unsalted butter and brown sugar to a large bowl. Then, whisk for 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour one egg into the bowl and whisk until it disappears. Repeat this step for the remaining eggs.
  • Add half of the dry ingredients into the egg mix and pour in a splash of milk and mix for a minute. Repeat this step for the remaining dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Pour cake batter into the greased tins and bake for 25 minutes or until done. Remove cakes from tins and leave to cool upside down.

How to Make Coffee Buttercream

  • Whisk unsalted butter in a large bowl for 1 minute.
  • Add half of the sifted icing sugar to the butter and whisk for 3 minutes.
  • Then, add the remaining icing sugar and whisk for another 3 minutes. Next, add the instant coffee and whisk for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Decorate cake with buttercream and walnuts.