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Coffee and walnut Bundt cake

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My favourite cake in the whole world is coffee and walnut cake, I used to love it when my Mom made them for Sunday buffets or birthdays, usually in a Victoria sandwich style with coffee butter cream frosting. Yum scrum!

We had some walnuts in from another recipe and the idea of making one of my own has been niggling at me all week. Today I succumbed to the idea, but had to improvise as I did not have enough butter to make the cake and butter cream.

So instead I made a Bundt cake with coffee glacé icing, sprinkled with crushed walnuts. I think it looks pretty impressive. It may not be my mom’s, but it will do!

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Ingredients 

CAKE

  • 200g plain flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp coffee granules mixed with 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 50g walnut pieces
  • 25ml milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 200g butter (softened)

ICING

  • 200g icing sugar
  • 2 tsp coffee granules mixed with 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • sprinkling of chopped walnuts

TOOLS

  • Bundt tin (or garland/ ring mould)
  • pre heated oven 180 degrees centigrade
  • handheld or stand mixer
  • measuring scales
  • wire cooling tray

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven, grease your tin  and weigh out and sieve flour and baking powder- set aside.
  2. Beat the butter until creamy then add in the sugar, beat until fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time with a spoonful of the measured out flour and beat until combined.
  4. Stir in the coffee
  5. Fold in the remaining flour a bit at a time until fully combined.
  6. Add the milk if necessary to reach a soft dropping consistency.
  7. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  8. Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and bake for 30 mins (after 20 mins I covered mine with foil to prevent the cake from over browning.
  9. Leave in the tin to cool for 10 mins then turn out onto a wire wrack to cool completely,
  10.  Meanwhile make the glacé icing- sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the coffee and 1-3 tbsp of boiling water and mix until thick.
  11. When the cake is totally cool drizzle with the glacé icing and sprinkle with crushed walnuts
  12. Eat a giant piece with a nice cup of coffee!

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