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SERVES 12 PEOPLE

Coffee Walnut Cake

This is our ultimate coffee and walnut cake! Moist coffee sponge, soft coffee buttercream and drizzled with a coffee glaze and topped with walnuts.

 

Prep: 30 minutes. Cook: 50-55 minutes.

What you need

  • For the cake:
  • 225g butter or reduced fat butter spread suitable for baking
  • 225g golden caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 55g ground almonds (optional)
  • 2tbsp NESCAFÉ GOLD, dissolved in 3tbsp boiling water, then cooled
  • 25g chopped walnuts
  • 225g self-raising Flour
  • For the buttercream:
  • 150g reduced fat butter spread, or butter, softened
  • 150g golden icing sugar, sifted
  • 1tsp coffee liquid from the icing, below
  • For the icing:
  • 1tbsp NESCAFÈ GOLD dissolved in 1tbsp boiling water
  • 150g fondant icing sugar, sieved
  • 25g chopped walnuts
  • Required equipment:
  • 20cm (8in), deep loose-based cake tin
  • Allergens in this recipe: Flour, Nuts, Milk, Eggs

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STEP ONE & TWO

(1) Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens). Grease and base line the cake tin.

(2) Place the sponge ingredients except the walnuts into a large mixing bowl and beat until light and creamy with an electric hand mixer.

STEP THREE, FOUR & FIVE

(3) Fold in the chopped walnuts and spoon the mixture into the tin. Bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until well risen and a skewer comes out clean.

(4) When the cake is cold, beat the ingredients for the filling together in a bowl until you have a soft buttercream. Split the cake into two or three layers and then sandwich back together with the filling.

(5) Gradually mix the coffee liquid into the fondant icing sugar, adding more water, in drops, to form a thick icing.

STEP SIX

(6) Spread the icing onto the centre of the cake and coax it to the sides. Sprinkle with walnuts if using and leave to set.

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Nutrition

Per Portion

Each portion contains:

  • Energy

    2126 kJ

    508 kcal

    25%

  • Fat

    27.3g

    39%

  • Saturates

    5.7g

    29%

  • Sugars

    19.2g

    21%

  • Salt

    0.72g

    12%

of an adult's Reference Intake*

Energy per 100g: 1822 kJ / 436 kcal

*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400 kJ / 2000 kcal)

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