Coffee cake with coffee and walnut icing

    1 hour 50 min

    Very lovely loaf cake, very sweet not too coffee strong!


    West Midlands, England, UK
    21 people made this

    Makes: 2 medium to large tins

    • 170g softened butter
    • 250g soft brown sugar
    • 100g plain cooking chocolate, melted
    • 375g self raising flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon mace
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 250ml strong black cold coffee
    • 4 eggs
    • For the icing
    • 450g icing sugar
    • 250ml very strong black coffee
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 300g chopped walnuts

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Put butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir together until they are nice and creamy. Stir in melted chocolate.
    2. Sift together in a separate mixing bowl the flour, mace and cinnamon. Stir this in with ingredients in first bowl, mixing with cold coffee. Drop in eggs, one at a time, mixing each in thoroughly. Set aside momentarily.
    3. Grease and lightly flour 2 large loaf tins. Divide cake mixture between tins.
    4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C / Gas 4 for about 50 minutes. When tests done, let cake cool in tin. Turn cooled cake out on plate.
    5. Put icing sugar into bowl and slowly mix in cold coffee and vanilla. Start out with a little coffee - don't pour all in at once. You many not need the entire 250ml of coffee.
    6. Spread icing over the cakes and sprinkle over walnuts. Enjoy!


    Whisk the icing a lot as there is a lot of liquid in the mix, might be a good idea to take 3/4 of the coffee and substitute coffee flavouring.

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     -  07 Apr 2010


    Some of the instructions are a bit vague, 2 medium to large cakes? What does that mean exactly. The coffee quantity for the icing is way out, so as the instructions say be very careful, it's more like 125ml. I made one cake and used a 20cm square cake tin and it turned out just fine and dandy.  -  09 Aug 2017