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You could invite mom over to yours for a brew and a cake. This version of a coffee and walnut cake would be perfect.
The plus is that you have all these ingredients already at home. I am going to show you how to make this in less than an hour or so.
Ingredients for this Mothers’ Day Coffee and Walnut cake
100g self-raising flour
100g caster sugar
100g unsalted butter
2 large eggs
50g chopped walnuts (other nuts can be substituted)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp instant coffee or 1 tsp coffee essence
If you want to ice/decorate the Mothers’ Day Coffee and Walnut cake you can use:
35 g butter, melted
45 g Nutella or similar chocolate spread
100 g icing sugar
1 tsp milk
1 tsp coffee essence or instant coffee
How to make the coffee and walnut cake for Mothers’ Day
Easy Peasy, no lemon squeezy …
- Add all the cake ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine well using a wooden spoon.
- Use a spatula to scrape the mixture evenly into two 18cm sandwich tins OR one loaf tin
- Bake on the top shelf of the oven: 25 minutes for the sandwich tins and 40 to 50 minutes for the loaf tin
- Prepare the icing/decoration
- When the cake is cooked, cool completely and spread icing on top of the cakes or on top of the loaf. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts
Well, we didn’t get the chance to decorate the cake the first time around. I suppose you can guess what happened. We will happily do another one soon and decorate it this time.
I would strongly suggest that you give this a go. And Mothers’ Day will be perfect to honour some of our world’s Phenomenal Women.
Exciting update on my Mothers’ Day Coffee and Walnut cake
The cake turned out beautifully so we ravished half of it before we could get any icing done.
But a day later, we got to work again and made the cake for my friend who was visiting with us. Here are some further photos to inspire you.
I just put a bit of the icing onto the plate before placing one of the cakes top side down on it to prevent it from slipping around.
Mothers’ Day is looking good, isn’t it? I am sure your mother will be proud of the skills you have and also the person you’ve become.
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