Celebration all the way! |Nigella lawson’s Coffee Walnut Cake

Coffee Walnut Cake
Coffee Walnut Cake

The last piece of my Coffee Walnut Cake just got over and I am feeling rather sad.

Few days back I read Eat, Little Bird’s blog and found her take on Nigella Lawson’s Coffee Walnut cake extremely salivating. So, I decided to try the recipe myself.

Baking this cake made me realize that if you already know how the product should look like, you work extra hard to achieve the same results. I don’t know how far I reached in getting it right, but for me the whole process was exciting and enlightening.

I made this distinctive cake for celebrating a special occasion. Eatstory’s Facebook page crossed 500 likes in just less than a month’s time. So I made this cake to celebrate. However, the cake became an occasion to celebrate, in itself.

So I am sharing the recipe and I will encourage/propose everyone to try it out.

The Cake:

Flour 200 grams
Sugar 225 grams
Eggs 4 no
Milk 1-2 Tablespoons
Baking Soda ½ Teaspoon
Baking Powder 2 ½ Teaspoons
Butter 225 grams
Instant coffee 2 teaspoons in 1 tablespoon of hot water
Walnut 50 grams

 Method:

  • Pre heat the oven at 180 Degree Celsius.
  • Make a fine powder of walnuts and castor sugar.
  • Sift the flour; add Baking powder and Baking soda into it.
  • Add butter into the fine powder of Sugar and Walnuts.
  • Add eggs into the mixture and mix it well. (Add one at a time)
  • Now mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
  • Add coffee mix into the batter.
  • Add milk into the batter and mix until the texture becomes smooth.
  • Divide the batter into two moulds of the same size.
  • Put it to bake for 30 minutes.

The Frosting:

Icing sugar 350 grams
Butter 175 grams
Coffee mix 2 ½ teaspoons in 1 tablespoon of hot water

Method:

  • 1) Sift the icing sugar in a bowl.
  • Add butter into the sugar.
  • Pour the coffee mix into the above mentioned mix. Whisk all the ingredients together until it becomes silky and fluffy.

Assemble the Cake:

  • Apply the frosting on top of the first cake.
  • Put the second cake on top of the frosting.
  • Cover the top of the second cake with the frosting and leave the sides uncovered.
  • Garnish the frosting with solid pieces of Walnuts.
Coffee Walnut Cake
Coffee Walnut Cake

What I loved about this particular recipe was that, the walnuts were put in the cake in a powdered form. So the consistency of the walnut flavour was evenly present in the cake, which was great. I also liked that the coffee flavour is not too strong. The balance between two distinct flavours is marvellous in this recipe.

Thank you Eat, Little bird and Nigella Lawson for inspiring me. I thoroughly enjoyed making this cake.

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