Coffee walnut cake

    1 hour

    One of my best home-grown recipes. Very crumbly and still moist as well as being just full of walnuts it'll leave you wanting more.


    Yorkshire, England, UK
    111 people made this

    Makes: 1 large cake

    • 170g self raising flour
    • 170g caster sugar
    • 170g butter or margerine
    • 150g lightly chopped walnuts
    • 2 tablespoons good instant coffee
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 eggs

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / 180 C fan / Gas 6. Line a large cake or loaf tin.
    2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. The mixture may look curdled but it is ok. Sift in the flour, baking powder and coffee, and mix.
    3. Stir in the walnuts until well distributed and pour into the lined tin.
    4. Bake for 30-40 minutes and allow to cool on a wire rack.


    Beating in the eggs until paled and slightly fluffy gives for a lighter, fluffier sponge.

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    Baking heat HAS to be wrong on this, as after 30-40 mins and gas 6 and prepared EXACTLY as recipe, i was left with a burn't cake with a soggy middle. What a complete waste of time and money If anyone else want to try this, i suggest cook on gas 4 for 60 mins  -  01 Nov 2012


    Just made this today it’s lovely, I bake it on a lower temperature for longer 150 for 1 hour, and left to cool on a wire rack as recommended 😊  -  29 Mar 2018


    Don't have light brown sugar in the house. Used dark brown sugar instead but it didn't come out well. It tasted good but took 35 until cooked in the middle while it had a hard sugar crust on the outside. Next time I used a mix of mostly caster sugar and some dark brown. Much better.  -  16 Apr 2017