Walnut and Coffee Cake Recipe

How to Make Coffee and Walnut Cake

I remember my mother making an amazing coffee and walnut cake when I was a kid. After the first serving though, she would always hide it away and up high somewhere out of my reach! No fair – but now I get to enjoy all the coffee cake recipes I want! I hope you enjoy this as much as me.


4 eggs (whites separated from yolks)
175g coarsely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon of drinking chocolate
1 tablespoon of ground ground coffee
1 tablespoon of fine breadcrumbs

Preparation and Cooking Times

First mix together the egg yolks with the sugar. Next add the breadcrumbs, coffee and chocolate powder and mix thoroughly. Then add the walnuts and mix well once more.

Then gently fold in the egg whites (which have already been vigorously beaten) and pour into a cake tin which has been greased with butter and dusted with flour.

Bake in a preheated 180c oven for fourty five minutes. And when the cake is cool, turn out and spread with a butter cream. Yummy!

To make the butter cream, you will need:

100g unsalted butter
100g icing sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons of very strong (and fine) coffee grounds

Just cream together the butter and sugar. Then add the egg yolk and the coffee and beat well to a smooth cream.

About Andy James

Andy is a coffee aficionado and green tea enthusiast! Healthy living plays a huge part in his life and that of his family. Coffee and caffeine used to be a taboo topic, but after much research into its health benefits and how a good old cup of 'Joe' fits into every day life, Andy now advocates coffee as a wonderful addition to anyone life (in moderation, of course). So you will find subjects on this website relating to health, as well as everything else you need or want to know about coffee. You can find Andy on Twitter and Facebook, and also on Google +.

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