what's more fitting than a baking blog post, when its bake off week!
I know nothing else seems right.
The Great British bake off is back.... finally! Its not the same without Mary Berry, Mel and Sue but its one of those things that the British public are going to have to adjust too. But to be truthfully honest with you I still loved bake off last night and I just wish it was on every night; roll on next Tuesday.
So to celebrate bake off coming back I thought I would share with you a new recipe I have tried out, which went down a hit with everyone if I do say so.
Coffee and walnut cake, nothing fancy just yummy cake!
so for this recipe you will need-
100g unsalted butter at room temperature
100g caster sugar
2 large free range eggs
100g self raising flour
1 level tsp baking powder
50g chopped walnuts
1-2 tsp coffee essence (I used 1-2 tsp fine coffee powder which worked fine)
For the butter cream and topping:
75g unsalted butter
225g Icing sugar
2 tsp milk
2tsp coffee essence or coffee powder
8-12 walnut halves to decorate
* Firstly you will need to preheat your oven to 180c/160c fan and Gas 4.
*lightly grease 2 18cm/7in cake tins and then line the base with baking parchment.
*Next in a large mixing bowl mix together the softened butter and caster sugar with an electric whisk until creamed together.
*Then slowly add the egg, with each drop of egg add 1-2 tbsp of flour so the mixture doesn't separate. once all the egg is mixed in add the remaining flour, coffee essence or powder and baking powder. Until well combined and smooth.
* Divide the mixture evenly between the two cake tins, then smooth out the top using a spatula.
*Bake for around 20-25 or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Once cooked take out of the oven and leave the cake in the tin for around 5-10 mins to slightly cool before removing.
* Then remove cakes from tins and leave to cool on a cooling rack until cool to the touch.
For the butter icing-
*Slowly start creaming the butter and then slowly start adding the icing sugar a little at a time to try and stop to much mess!
* Then when the butter and Icing sugar has been creamed together add the coffee essence or powder.
* choose the best cake to go on top and put the butter icing on the top of one cake and bottom of the other so they can be sandwiched together.
*carefully Ice the top of the cake and place your walnut halves equally around the top of the cake.
*Serve and enjoy x
There you have it one super yummy and moist coffee and walnut cake ready for you to make and enjoy while watching Next weeks Bake off!