Sunday, April 7, 2013

Walnut Coffee Cake Recipe

Presenting the recipe for the Walnut Coffee cake I made for my sister in law's birthday a few weeks ago, in Baking Sweet Baking Savoury.

The recipe was from a book I recently bought, but since it called for items like cream sherry and walnut liquer, I had to tweak it to suit the ingredients available here, and here is what I came up with.

You Need:

1 tsp vanilla essense
1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
2/3 cup honey
2 cups all purpose flour (APF)
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp instant coffee powder
100g finely ground walnuts
100ml whipping cream.

For the icing
200g sweetened chocolate
some milk
some cream cheese

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line cake pan with parchment paper or prep with butter
2. Beat the butter and gradually beat in the eggs, honey and vanilla essence. Sift in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and coffee, add the walnuts and stir into the mixture. Stir in the whipping cream. Turn the batter into the prepared cake pan.
3. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until skewer comes out clean. Once done leave it to cool completely.
4. To make the icing, double boil the chocolate, beating it with milk and cream cheese to your desired taste. Leave it to cool slightly.
5. Spread the icing on the cake. Decorate with walnuts or almond flakes as desired.

I should have beaten the cheese cream with the chocolate longer because in my mixture you can see it slightly lumpy all over. The best thing about this cake is that it has nice caramel colour and the aroma of honey and cinnamon (I like!) despite being a coffee cake. Great for gatherings or just for tea. Happy Baking!



1 comment:

Finn Felton said...

I want to make it for my sister but the problem is she is vegetarian and this recipe has eggs. So I can't make it for her. Alas! Anyways. I loved this cake.

Regards,
Finn Felton
Kopi Luwak

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