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Coffee and Walnut cake



12 slice(s)

for the sponge

  • 50 g walnuts
  • 225 g caster sugar
  • 225 g soft butter
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 4 teaspoons instant or ground coffee powder
  • 2.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk

for butter cream

  • 350 g raw sugar
  • 175 g Butter softened
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee, disolved in 1 tblsp boiling water
  • 100 g walnuts, for garnish
  • 6
    Preparation 2min
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    Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

    for sponge
  1. PLace walnuts and caster sugar in Tm bowl.

    turbo pulse for 1 sec 3 times

    Add soft butter , flour , instant coffee powder , baking powder , bicarb , eggs and milk .

    Beat for 10 sec on speed 5 .

    Scrape down bowl and beat for further 10 secs on speed 5 .

    Divide the mixture between the 2 lined tins and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the sponge has risen and feels springy to the touch.

    Leave to cool

  2. For butter cream .

    Put the raw sugar in Tm bowl and mill on speed 10 for 10 secs . scrap down the bowl and repeat .


    Add the butter and beat on speed 4 for approx 15 secs till smooth

    Add butterfly

    Dissolve the coffee in boiling water and to butter and sugar mix .

    Beat on speed 4 for a further 10 -15  secs until combined .



  3. Layer the cake .

    Place one sponge on serving dish

    Spread with about half the icing; then place on it the second sponge, right side up (i.e. so the 2 flat sides of the sponges meet in the middle) and cover the top with the remaining icing spread icing around the sides

    Garnish with walnuts pressed in slighty  around top of cake

    Mill approx 50g walnuts and press around the sides of the cake

    serve with a strong expresso just for the extra coffee hit



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I personally make this cake twice and layer the two together . I just like the height of two sponges . but one is plenty .


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