A Simple Coffee & Walnut Cake That Is So Light & Aromatic

I love this cake.

It is a simple coffee and walnut cake, yet possibly the tastiest cake you can make at home.

I cannot say it enough – it is one of my favourite bakes.

Just saying.

Watch the video to learn how to bake an easy coffee and walnut cake

Enjoy with a cup of coffee and put your feet up!

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Coffee Walnut Cake
An aromatic and light coffee sponge cake flavoured with walnuts.
Coffee and walnut cake home bake recipe
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Coffee and walnut cake home bake recipe
  1. Mix the butter with the golden caster sugar using a whisk
    mix butter and sugar for cake
  2. Gradually add the eggs whisking each time you add a piece
    add the eggs gradually
  3. Chop the nuts into smaller pieces then add to the bowl
    finely chop the walnuts
  4. Sift in the flour and baking powder
  5. Pour in the coffee
    pour in the coffee
  6. Mix everything together then divide into the two baking tins
    divide the cake batter between two baking tins
  7. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until golden brown
  8. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before turning out the cakes onto a wire cooling rack
  9. Make the filling and topping by melting the butter in a heavy based saucepan and bringing to the boil
    melt the butter
  10. Sift the icing sugar into a heat proof bowl
  11. Pour in the cream and coffee
  12. Gradually pour in the melted butter beating as you go
    pour in the butter and beat thoroughly
  13. Mix thoroughly and leave to cool
  14. When everything has cooled spread half the coffee filling onto the base of the cake
    spread half the filling onto the bottom cake layer
  15. Top with the other half of the cake and spread the remaining filling over the top of the cake
  16. Decorate with the walnut halves
    spread the top of the cake with the filling and decorate with walnuts