Boozy coffee & walnut cake

Boozy coffee & walnut cake

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(47 ratings)

Ready in about 30 minutes

Easy

Cuts into 10 slices
Boozy coffee and walnut cake is the perfect party sponge- serve at afternoon tea, cake sales and birthdays

Nutrition and extra info

  • Cake base freezes well for 3 months

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal642
  • fat46g
  • saturates26g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars32g
  • fibre0.8g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.9g
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Ingredients

    For the cake mix

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 200g softened butter
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    • 4 eggs, beaten
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    • 200g self-raising flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
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    • 15 walnut halves
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    • 2 heaped tbsp instant coffee, dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water

    For the filling

    • 500g pot mascarpone
    • 85g light muscovado sugar
    • 4 tbsp Tia Maria
    • a few toasted walnut halves, for decoration
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    Method

    1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Butter two 20cm sandwich tins and line with non-stick baking paper. Toast the walnut halves in the oven for 10 mins. Reserve 10 and chop the rest. Dissolve the instant coffee in 1 tbsp of boiling water, cool and add the basic cake mix (see recipe for Classic Victoria sponge, right), instead of the milk.

    2. For the filling, beat the mascarpone with the light muscovado sugar and Tia Maria until smooth. Sandwich the cooled cakes with a third of the filling and the chopped walnuts.

    3. Cover the top and sides of the cake with the rest of the filling and decorate the top with the toasted walnut halves.

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    susandool
    11th Jun, 2008
    The coffee cake looks great, and just right for Father's Day, but so do the other cakes in the picture! What are they? I assume they all start with the Victoria sponge recipe. It would be great to use the 1 basic recipe to make all those different cakes! Susan
    mariella71
    13th Feb, 2008
    Whenever i tried a recipie from the Good Food magazine or now from this web site i always received wonderfull results.They are easy to make and the the results are perfect.Today i'm trying this cake.Thankyou Good Food.My family really enjoys coming round my house because they always find something delicious with their tea.
    dorzfomison
    5th Jan, 2008
    The basic recipie for this cake and the others pictured is honestly the easiest and the most fail proof cake I have ever made! THANK YOU!!

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