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Microwave coffee & walnut cake

Microwave coffee & walnut cake

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Good Food reader Catherine Dunkley shares her super-quick and easy recipe for the perfect last-minute coffee and walnut cake

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal538
  • fat30g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs65g
  • sugars49g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.65g
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Ingredients

  • 85g very soft butter
    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 85g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • small handful walnut pieces (optional)

For the buttercream

  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp milk

    Milk

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    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 25g very soft butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g icing sugar

Method

  1. In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs followed by the flour and instant coffee. Stir most of the walnuts (if using) into the batter, reserving a few for decoration. Transfer to a microwave-proof dish and cook on full power for 2 mins. Reduce the power to medium and cook for 2 mins.

  2. After 4 mins, check to see if the cake is cooked – it should be risen and spring back when touched. If it needs a bit longer, cook on medium for 1 min more at a time, checking after each minute until the cake is cooked. Remove and allow to cool.

  3. Meanwhile, make the coffee butter cream. Dissolve the coffee in the milk, then add the butter and icing sugar. Beat until smooth, spread over the cake and top with the reserved walnuts.

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Nat_39
19th Jun, 2016
0.05
Must be doing something wrong compared with everyone else! Cooked it for ages & still soggy around the sides. Shame as mixture tasted nice. One for the bin I'm afraid
MolMollyMol
31st Mar, 2016
SO easy, who would have thought! Now I don't have to fear burning my oven alternative!
slizzee
16th Sep, 2015
5.05
Perfect recipe. Wouldn't change a thing. Mine didn't look like how it does in the picture - but husband loved it and was asking for another! (One thing to note - be careful how long you cook this.. overcooked microwave cake is hard and horrible.)
Jaxfyfe
27th Sep, 2014
I made is cake using a 7.5 inch square glass dish and doubled the icing quantity stated in the recipe. It made 9 portions and is delicious, I'll be making it again :-)
Jaxfyfe
27th Sep, 2014
I made is cake using a 7.5 inch square glass dish and doubled the icing quantity stated in the recipe. It made 9 portions and is delicious, I'll be making it again :-)
SnehaPuttu
31st Dec, 2013
5.05
I tried this in my 800W microwave. The result was surprisingly tasty. This is the first cake that I have ever baked and I am very thrilled and encouraged by the result. I made only the coffee cake though without the icing. Delicious. :)
herbs_chocolate
10th Sep, 2013
Came across this recipe while living abroad without an oven and it was very popular with my husband and friends. Now that we're back, with a lovely oven, it is this cake that my husband will still request.
niamhly
26th Aug, 2013
Thank you so much for this recipe. I have tried it twice now and it turns out beautifully. I have also left out the coffee and added a bit of vanilla to make a vanilla sponge. I made it for a colleagues birthday last minute when I didn't have time to make a cake the night before. Everyone was amazed with the results and couldn't believe I'd made it in the microwave! Thanks again.
6dlo66
21st Jul, 2013
This was so successful I will certainly make it again. Apart from being so quick to prepare and bake, the result was so light and fluffy and utterly delicious.
jodyyeha
8th Mar, 2013
1.05
Just made this. Its totally scrummy. I made double the mixture and baked it in oven for 20 mins at 160 degrees fan. The butter icing is the best bit even with the cheap coffee I used. Will deffo be making this again very soon :)

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