Monday, 1 November 2010

Duckeys Famous Coffee and Walnut Cake...

This one is dedicated to my almost Father In-Law Richie!

I know that Coffee Cake is one of his favourites and he has helped James my partner and I a lot on the changes within our house.

So as a treat I wanted to 'keep the workers going' by making a little tea break snack!

RECIPE: A traditional Coffee and Walnut cake covered with light coffee buttered icing.

You will need: 

For the cake:

150g self raising flour
150g butter
150g caster sugar
1 tspn baking powder
1 egg
1 tspn of instant coffee mixed with a small amount of water (to a paste)
100g Walnuts

For the icing:

150g icing sugar
150g butter
1 tspn of instant coffee mixed with a small amount of water (to a paste)
Walnuts to decorate

1. Cream the butter and sugar together

2. Then add one beaten egg

3. Slowly sift in the flour

4. Add 1tspn of baking powder

5. Add the coffee mixture

6. Mix well and insert into two lined cake tins

7. Cook in the over at Gas 4 (180 degrees) for 20-25 minutes.

In the meantime make the icing - 

1. Add the butter and icing sugar and cream to a good consistency

2. Add the coffee mixture

Its as easy as that!

Once the cake is cooked and cooled, spread on a layer of the icing and a sprinkle of walnuts to one side of the cake... then sandwich together and cover the cake completely with the rest of the icing.

Decorate as you wish with the remaining walnut pieces!

And the cake went down very well, even thought Mrs P will probably tell me off for feeding Richie cake!

This post has kindly been sponsored by the Home Decor Company - Grand Illusions. 

1 comment:

Mother Rimmy said...

What a beautiful cake. I'm not a baker, so I'm always so impressed when someone based something amazing. :)