This simple and quick recipe for Coffee and Walnut cake is both good to look at and delicious to taste.
Softened Butter or Margarine 250gms
Caster Sugar 250gms
Self Raising Flour 250gms
Chopped Walnuts 50gms
Cold Strong Coffee 15mls
Topping and Filling
Icing Sugar 225gms
Cold Strong Coffee 10 mls
Whole Walnuts for Decoration
Heat oven to 180◦C/160◦Fan/350◦F
Grease and line 2 x 20cms or 8inch sandwich tins
Put the softened Butter/Margarine, Caster Sugar, Eggs and Self Raising Flour in a mixing bowl and cream until light and fluffy. Stir in the 15mls of strong coffee and the walnuts and fold into the mixture ensuring it is fully blended.
Spread between the two sandwich tins, putting a small dent in the middle of the tins for a more even finish. Put them in the oven preferably on the same shelf for 25-30 mins or until a skewer or thin knife comes out clean.
Meanwhile make the filling and topping by beating together the butter, icing sugar and coffee. Spread half the mixture on one cake and put second cake on top. Spread icing on the top of the cake and decorate with whole walnuts.