Homemade coffee and walnut cake is a perfect delight for those who love earthy coffee essence and woody walnut flavors. If you love this mouth-watering combination, here’s the perfect cake recipe for you.
Ingredients for the cake –
50ml cold espresso or 2tbsp instant coffee
100gm walnut halves
3 large free range eggs beaten together
225 gm all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
Ingredients for the Icing –
100gm icing sugar
20ml strong espresso
4 tbsp double cream
Procedure for Cake
Grind about 75grams of walnut halves to powder. Next, take the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat it till it’s nice and fluffy. Gradually add beaten eggs and ground walnut to the mixture of butter and sugar, while continuously stirring it.
In a separate pan, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add this mixture to the previous one with continuous stirring. Roughly chop the remaining walnuts and add it to the batter along with the espresso. Evenly divide the batter into two cake tins and place it in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the cake is well-risen, lightly brown and cooked through. Test the insides with a skewer. Once ready, remove the cake tins from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes. After that gently take out cake out of both tins to cool off on a wire rack, before icing.
Procedure for Icing
For the icing, beat the butter till its soft and add the icing sugar, espresso and double cream. Now mix the ingredients really well. Take the first cake and spread less than half of the icing on top and spread it thickly in a ring around the edge. Now place the second cake on top of the first cake. Spoon the remaining icing and spread it on top of the first cake, while spreading it evenly on the sides.
You can sprinkle some instant coffee powder, cocoa powder and sugar on top of the cake with a tea strain. Further, you can arrange walnut halves in different patterns on top of the cake.
This portion can serve 8, a perfect number for a tea party, or coffee if you like. The blend of cake and walnut is sure to transport you to the Victorian era with a prim and proper presentation.
This traditional cake recipe with bitter-sweet flavors will never fail to please your taste buds. It will surely leave you for multiple midnight snacking.