Walnut & coffee gateau

Walnut & coffee gateau

  • Rating: 3 out of 5.8 ratings
    Rate
    loading...
Magazine subscription – 5 issues for £5
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • More effort
  • Serves 8

MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace shares his recipe for a classic cake - it's much easier than it looks

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal971
fat69g
saturates25g
carbs80g
sugars69g
fibre2g
protein12g
low insalt0.17g
Advertisement

Ingredients

For the sponge

For the cream filling

For the butter icing

To decorate

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/ gas 5. Grease and line 3 x 20cm round sandwich tins. For the sponge use an electric whisk to beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until light and thick like semi-whipped cream. Gently fold in the flour, then the oil and finally the chopped nuts. Divide mix between the tins and bake for 15 mins or until cooked through. Turn cakes out onto a wire rack and leave to cool.

  • STEP 2

    To make the cream filling, whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla, then set aside. For the butter icing, beat the butter with half the sugar until smooth. Add remaining sugar, stir in the milk and coffee essence, then continue to beat until everything is combined.

  • STEP 3

    To assemble, spread a third of the cream filling on top of one of the cakes, put another cake on top, spread another third of the cream over and lay the final cake on top. Put remaining cream in a piping bag fitted with a star-shaped nozzle.

  • STEP 4

    Use a palette knife to spread the butter icing all over the top and sides of the cake. Lightly press the finely chopped walnuts into the sides and scatter the top with the roughly chopped walnuts. Pipe 8 swirls of cream on top, one for each slice, and top with a walnut half. The cake will now sit happily in a cool place for a couple of hours but is best enjoyed on the day it is made.

Goes well with

  • Comments, questions and tips

    Rate this recipe

    What is your star rating out of 5?

    Choose the type of message you'd like to post

    Choose the type of message you'd like to post

    Overall rating

    Rating: 3 out of 5.8 ratings
Advertisement
  • Hello Fresh promo logo

    Hello Fresh special offer: Get 50% off your first recipe box, then 35% off the next three.

    Get offer
Advertisement

Sponsored content