Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Coffee and Walnut Cake

To lovely Spanish Pinay who requested this recipe, here you go!

  • 125g butter , at room temperature
  • 125g caster sugar
  • eggs
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 heaped tbsp coffee , dissolved in 100ml water
  • 100g walnut halves

      200g butter 
       2-300g icing sugar


  1. Heat the oven to 170C/fan 150C/fan 3. Line a deep 18cm loose-based or springform cake tin. Beat the butter and sugar together with electric beaters and then beat in the eggs, flour and baking powder.
  2. Beat in 1 tbsp of the coffee mixture and then add up to another tbsp little by little until the mixture drops easily off the spoon. Keep the rest of the coffee mixture for the icing.
  3. Stir in half the walnuts, snapping them in half as you drop them into the bowl. Spoon into the tin, level the top and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out cleanly. Cool.
  4. To make the icing, beat the butter until soft and then beat in 200g icing sugar followed by the remaining coffee mixture, little by little. Stop when you have a depth of colour and flavour that you like. If the icing looks a little soft, beat in extra icing sugar.
   5. Cut the cake into 3 slices horizontally and then sandwich the layers together with some    of the icing, you need a reasonably thick layer. Ice the top of the cake with the rest of the icing and decorate with the rest of the walnuts.

I got this recipe from BBC Good Food.  It's so easy to make (I made it while Poj was having his afternoon nap & iced it just before dinner - it's that easy). 

I don't own a deep 18cm spring form cake tin, so I used my 2 ever so reliable 20cm loose-based cake tin instead. So I ended up with a 2-layer cake instead of 3 which worked just as well. But if you're going to make just 2 layers I'd suggest using only half of the icing mixture, as using too much could be really sickly. 

Have fun baking =)


  1. may self-raising flour and icing sugar pala. meron ba sa ph yan. hehe!

  2. tuwing mapapdaan ako dito. palaging andami kong gutom :)

    magandang araw po sa inyo

  3. nakakagutom sis. sana magawa ko to one day. busy lang talaga now. hehe.. antayin ko na lang kaya pag-uwi ng matikaman ang gawa mo. hehe..

  4. Ang yummy naman! Gusto ko to paired with brewed coffee! Kahit instant pwede na din! hehehe! Para nasa coffee heaven ako.hihihi! Maski sa ice cream love ko ang mga coffee based.

  5. I love coffee and I love cake! wOW! Double treat!! Yummy! :)

  6. Oh my oh gutom ako! gusto ng ganitong cake sa birthday ko:) double treat 2 para skn coffee+cake! pak na pak!

  7. @michi Self raising flour should be available, but if you can't find any, you can make your own. Add about one or two teaspoons of baking powder to 250g/½lb of flour seems to be the right amount.
    And I'm pretty icing sugar is available sa atin =)

  8. @lelay thanks, sis =)

    @ISTAMBAY hehe, ganun?! magandang araw din sayo =)

    @mayenhaha, im sure you'll find a day when you're bored and maalala mo na itry ito, hehe. Pero pwede rin kitang ipagbake pag uwi ko =)

    Haha, nagutom ako sa comment mo ah. Nung kinain namin ito, di namin alam kung magkakape o magtsatsaa!

    @Leah you'll love this if you're a love coffee =)

    @Jenggai thanks, sis =)

    @SunnyToast I'll make if for you if i was there, maybe a friend would? =)

  9. Yum-yum-yum! Sis sana kumatok ang chef side sa buhay ko para ma-try ko to. I need this para hindi ako antukin sa office. Hehehe!

  10. @Sey haha! oo nga no. Kaso baka sa sarap ng gawa mo ang daming humingi at walang matira sa yo =)

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  12. ang galing! i envy women who know how to bake and cook! :)

    thanks for dropping by my blog btw. God bless you

    ps. sorry i deleted my other comment. wrong grammar kc. hahaha.

  13. ay,nagutom ako bigla! galing mo naman mag-bake sis :)


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