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Coffee and Walnut Cake

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 3/4 cup walnuts (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups (7 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar (granulated)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons strong espresso or very strong black coffee

For the Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons strong espresso or very strong black coffee

 

Directions:

  • Heat the oven to 350 F/180 C/Gas 4. Grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan.
  • With a food processor or food chopper, finely chop 1/2 cup of the walnuts. Set aside.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; blend thoroughly and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the 4 ounces of softened butter with the granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Blend in the vanilla.
  • In a measuring cup, combine the milk with the 3 tablespoons of espresso or coffee.
  • With the mixer on low speed, blend in the flour mixture into the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk and espresso mixture. Blend well.
  • Fold in the finely chopped walnuts.
  • Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, or until the cake springs back when lightly touched with a finger. A toothpick should come out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.
  • Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the cake from the pan and cool completely.

Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, blend the confectioners’ sugar with the 2 tablespoons of butter and the cream cheese. Beat in the strong espresso or coffee, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the frosting is fluffy and spreadable. Add more confectioners’ sugar if it becomes too thin.
  • Coarsely chop the remaining 1/4 cup of walnuts.
  • Spread frosting over the top and sides of the cooled cake.
  • Sprinkle the coarsely chopped walnuts over the top of the cake.
Kindly note that our retail outlet in Hamrun will be open on the following days and times: 9 and 14 August 2021 - closed; 10th till 13th August 2021 - from 8:00 - 12:30 and from 16:00 - 19:00; Our Mriehel factory will be closed during this week. Also, kindly note that no deliveries will take place during this week. Deliveries will resume as usual from Monday 16 August 2021.
Kindly note that our retail outlet in Hamrun will be open on the following days and times: 9th and 14th August 2021 - closed; 10th till 13th August 2021 - from 8:00 - 12:30 and from 16:00 - 19:00; Our Mriehel factory will be closed during this week. Also, kindly note that no deliveries will take place during this week. Deliveries will resume as usual from Monday 16 August 2021.