Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Best Coffee & Walnut Cake.

Ever since she came on BBC, I have loved Nigella Lawson and her cooking, a lot! During a very busy week, I had an afternoon off and decided I would try her Coffee & Walnut Cake, and I am glad I did.

I have changed this recipe slightly so the cake is milder. 

Start by pre-heating your oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C/350°F, and greasing/lining two 8 inch tins.

Blitz 50g Walnut Pieces and 225g Caster Sugar in a food processor to a fine powder.

In a bowl, mix 225g Unsalted Butter with 200g Plain Flour, adding in 2 Teaspoons of Instant Coffee dissolved in 1 Tablespoon of Boiling Water. 

Continue mixing and slowly add in 2.5 Teaspoons of Baking Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon of Bicarbonaate of Soda, 4 Large Eggs, and 2 Tablespoons of Milk.

Mix into a smooth batter.

Divide this mixture into 2 tins and bake for 25 minutes, or until they bounce up after gently touching them.

To make the icing, whisk 175g of Unsalted Butter until smooth. Slowly add in 350g Icing Sugar, to avoid a cloud of powder add 2-3 tablespoons at a time. 

Towards the end, add in 2.5 Teaspoons of Instant Coffee in 1 Tablespoon of Boiling Water. 

Spread the Icing on the cakes, and layer, decorate with 10 Walnut Halves.




  1. This looks delicious; thanks for sharing...will have to give it a try :-)

    x Roch & Tash x

  2. omgosh your cake looks so good! when I follow a recipe it never turns out right! haha x

    1. Thank You, have a try, I'm hopeful that it will work for you! It's such a simple recipe.