2 June 2013

Coffee Walnut Cake...

I love cake, don't you?
Sometimes it is nice to whip up a cake and serve it warm for dessert.
I wanted to test this recipe for 'Coffee Walnut Cake'.

Walnuts off the trees in Mia Bella Gardens...

In a pot put 125ml milk, 75g butter,  and 1 tablespoon coffee granules
Stir over heat until butter has melted... Then add 110g caster sugar, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, and one egg that has been lightly whisked.  Stir until combined, and then add 150g self-raising flour.
Put into a loaf pan and bake at 160 celcius for 30 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

Leave in pan for 10 minutes, then turn onto rack.
When completely cool, ice with coffee butter icing.

 Use an electric mixer to beat 100g soft butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
until pale and creamy...
Add 160g icing sugar and 1 teaspoon coffee granules.
Beat again until combined.
Ice cake.

Sprinkle top of cake with chopped walnut pieces.

The recipe only made a small cake ( I will double the recipe next time I make it!), 
but that was ample for four adults for dessert.
We enjoyed it warm with a dollop of whipped cream... 
the coffee flavours would be more developed if served cold.

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