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Coffee Walnut Cake


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Ingredients

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For the cake

  • 80 g Chopped walnuts
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 200 g Butter, at room temperature,* diced
  • 175 g sugar
  • 175 g Self Raising Flour, – or – 170 g plain flour and 1 ½ tsp. baking powder

For the icing

  • 45 g Milk
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 200 g icing sugar, (make your own in your Thermomix!)
  • 150 g Butter, at room temperature,* diced
  • Walnut halves to decorate
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Recipe's preparation

    Make the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 170° C/150° C fan. Grease and line two shallow 18-cm/7-inch sandwich (cake) tins. If required, chop walnuts 3 to 4 seconds/Speed 5. Tip out and reserve.

  2. Mix eggs and instant coffee 10 seconds/Speed 5. Scrape sides of TM bowl with spatula.

  3. Weigh in butter and sugar and mix 10 seconds/Speed 7. Scrape sides of TM bowl with spatula. (At this stage your mixture could be oddly lumpy-looking. Don’t worry, it will become lovely and smooth in Step 4.)

  4. Add self-raising flour or plain flour plus baking powder and mix 1 ½ minutes/Speed 5; scrape down. Add walnuts and mix 8 seconds/Speed 3/Reverse Blade Function. Divide the batter between your tins. Madame Thermomix’s Top Tip: Scrape out as much batter as you can with the spatula, then return the bowl to the Thermomix base and whizz 5 seconds/Speed 5 to spin the remaining batter to the sides of the bowl. Scrape the rest of the batter into your tins. #nowaste!

  5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until the cakes are golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the centre comes out clean, or until the top springs back when lightly touched with a finger. Let cool completely on a wire rack before turning out. Wash and thoroughly dry your TM bowl, blade and lid.

  6. Make the icing
  7. If required, grind your icing sugar by weighing in 200 g of granulated sugar and grinding 30 seconds/Speed 10. Tip out and reserve. Add milk and instant coffee to TM bowl and mix 10 seconds/Speed 3. Scrape down and repeat. Add butter and icing sugar to bowl and mix 30 seconds, gradually increasing speed to Speed 5. (This should help control the cloud of snowy sugar from flying up the sides and onto the lid of your bowl!) Scrape down and mix again a few seconds if required.

  8. Assemble the cake
  9. Unmould the cakes and place one of them upside down on a serving plate. For an English-style cake, spread half the icing on the bottom cake and place the other cake on top, right side up so that the flat sides are together. Spread the rest of the icing on top. For an American-style cake, spread about 1/3 of the icing on the bottom cake and place the other cake on top, right side up as before, so that the flat sides are together. Spread the remainder of the icing on the top and on the sides of the cake. (This American method seals your cake and keeps it moist longer.) Decorate your cake with the walnut halves.

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Tip

*Madame Thermomix’s Top Tip for softening butter, from Thermomix UK Director Janie Turner: Soften your cold butter by cutting it into 1-inch/2-cm cubes and mixing at 40° C/Speed 4 for 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on the amount. E.g. 175 g butter = 30 seconds; 250 g butter = 40 seconds; 350 g butter = 1 minute. This works brilliantly and I’d recommend you not exceed these timings without checking so that you don’t melt your butter tmrc_emoticons.;-)


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  • Made the cake part and used it to make muffins. ...

    Submitted by leelinda on 18. September 2019 - 00:30.

    Made the cake part and used it to make muffins.

    Muffins with coffee walnut recipeMuffins with coffee walnut recipe

    Very yummy 😋 Great texture for a first attempt.
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    Thanks for sharing.

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  • Made this cake for work morning tea, i've had a...

    Submitted by adnama on 1. December 2018 - 07:20.

    Made this cake for work morning tea, i've had a taste test and it was pretty good.

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  • Simple and easy to follow. Thanks. Haven't eaten...

    Submitted by jennymacw on 30. September 2018 - 18:02.

    Simple and easy to follow. Thanks. Haven't eaten it yet, but it smells nice!

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  • Excellent cake made it exactly as per the...

    Submitted by Powery on 18. February 2018 - 12:46.

    Excellent cake made it exactly as per the recipe-thought the coffee flavour was perfect. Will make a little extra icing next time as I iced down the side and it was just enough, would like it to be a little more generous when I make it again. Made it for morning tea and everyone loved it.😊

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  • COFFEE AND WALNUT CAKE ...

    Submitted by SarahFishburn on 7. June 2017 - 21:45.

    * COFFEE AND WALNUT CAKE *
    I crushed 2 x double coat tim tams on top.



    Only changes were below :
    Doubled the instant coffee in the cake batter.
    Made 1 cake and cut in half instead of making 2 cakes.
    The icing I added 1 tablespoon of YIAH Mocha to the first step with the instant coffee and milk.

    I didn't go much on this as I'm not a buttercream fan - but my family and friends LOVED IT!!!

    Coffee and Walnut CakeCoffee and Walnut Cake

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  • Can't stop eating this cake! ...

    Submitted by burpie7 on 18. January 2017 - 16:33.

    Can't stop eating this cake!


    I doubled the amount of coffee in the cake as per one of the comments (YUM!) and reduced the walnut chopping time to 2 seconds as I like my nuts to be chunky. The cake is so light and fluffy, rich in flavour and not overly sweet.

    I didn't have time to make the icing but the cake is fabulous by itself.

    Thank you so much for the recipe! Definitely a keeper!

    Thanks also for the tips. Much appreciated. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Made yesterday. Hit with friends. Left out walnuts...

    Submitted by Grammyjan on 14. January 2017 - 08:17.

    Made yesterday. Hit with friends. Left out walnuts as i don't like the. Delicious. Thanks for recipe.

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  • So glad you like my coffee

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 25. July 2016 - 06:06.

    So glad you like my coffee walnut cake ☺ So you doubled the coffee everywhere, eh? Sounds great! Happy Thermomix cooking with Why is There Air !

    Former Thermomix Team Leader @ Thermomix UK. Now living & blogging in France @ http://www.whyisthereair.com  http://www.saveursetsouvenirs.com


    Life is short so stir it up!

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  • Love this cake, thanks for a

    Submitted by Cozzy on 25. July 2016 - 01:41.

    Love this cake, thanks for a yummy, easy cake. I added a little more walnuts and doubled the coffe in both cake and icing as we love strong coffee. So delicious. Love it

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  • So pleased you like my

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 24. September 2015 - 19:40.

    So pleased you like my adaptation of Coffee Walnut Cake! It's a super recipe combining two very complementary flavours for a match made in heaven! My walnut trees are getting ready to shed their nuts and this recipe is going to get lots of use very soon tmrc_emoticons.-)

    Former Thermomix Team Leader @ Thermomix UK. Now living & blogging in France @ http://www.whyisthereair.com  http://www.saveursetsouvenirs.com


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  • One of my absolute

    Submitted by lomby on 24. September 2015 - 12:25.

    One of my absolute favourites!! Love this recipe!

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  • So pleased you liked this

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 7. September 2015 - 17:24.

    So pleased you liked this Coffee Walnut cake, @LauraB94 - even without the walnuts  tmrc_emoticons.;-) I agree, overbeating the batter would make it fall. Next time, use your timer and beat for just the time in the recipe. It should turn out just right! 

    Happy Thermomix cooking! 

    Former Thermomix Team Leader @ Thermomix UK. Now living & blogging in France @ http://www.whyisthereair.com  http://www.saveursetsouvenirs.com


    Life is short so stir it up!

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  • YUM! Left out the walnuts as

    Submitted by LauraB94 on 7. September 2015 - 04:48.

    YUM! Left out the walnuts as I'm allergic but this was scrummy... went down with plenty of 'mmm's!!  Big Smile 

    Only thing that wasn't quite right was it went flat after taking it out of the oven (but I did do this in 2 loaf tins instead of a round cake & probably over-beat it!). Looks aren't everything sometimes though, as it still tasted perfect!  Cooking 7

    Thank you! 

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  • Thanks for the recipe, this

    Submitted by lomby on 18. March 2015 - 08:00.

    Thanks for the recipe, this was so easy and so delicious!! Definitely going into my faves folder!

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  • Thanks, Lomby, I'm so glad

    Submitted by Madame Thermomix on 15. March 2015 - 18:57.

    Thanks, Lomby, I'm so glad you like this recipe! I just love the flavour combination of coffee and walnuts, don't you?

     

    There are more cake and other recipes over on http://www.whyisthereair.com too.

     

    Happy Thermomix cooking! 

    Former Thermomix Team Leader @ Thermomix UK. Now living & blogging in France @ http://www.whyisthereair.com  http://www.saveursetsouvenirs.com


    Life is short so stir it up!

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