Coffee and Walnut Cake

This easy to make coffee and walnut cake is topped with a luxurious espresso-infused buttercream for the ultimate afternoon tea treat.

Ingredients

  • 225g salted butter, softened

  • 225g caster sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 225g self raising flour

  • ½tsp. salt

  • 100g walnut halves

  • 2tbsp camp coffee essence or 1 ½ espresso shots

For the buttercream

  • 250g icing sugar

  • 185g salted butter, softened

  • 1 ½ espresso shots

Method

  1. Preheat a Miele Combination Steam Oven on Cake Plus 160˚C and line and grease two 20cm cake tins. If you don’t have a combination steam oven, this cake can also be baked in a Miele Oven on Fan Plus 160˚C.

  2. Toast the walnuts in a frying pan on a medium high heat until they smell nutty and look toasted. Reserve a quarter of the walnuts to decorate the cake and roughly chop the rest.

  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together using an electric hand whisk until light and pale. Continue whisking and gradually add the eggs.

  4. Once the eggs are fully incorporated, fold in the flour, salt, coffee essence and chopped walnuts.

  5. Transfer the cake mixture to the lined cake tins and bake for 25 – 30 minutes.

  6. For the butter cream, place the icing sugar, butter and espresso shots into a large bowl. Whisk with an electric hand whisk for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy.

  7. Remove the cake from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Once the cake is cool, spread ½ of the butter cream on top of one of the cakes. Place the other cake on top and finish with more butter cream. Finish with the remaining walnut halves to decorate.

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