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Once A Week Kitchen - Coffee & Walnut Cake

Unique cookery system tried and tested by the author over many years. Easy, economical and nutritious cooking which converts easily to ready meals.
Ingredients
  Margarine 3 Ounce
  Golden caster sugar 3 Ounce
  Egg 3
  Self raising flour 6 Ounce
  Coffee 3 Teaspoon
  Boiling water 3 Teaspoon
For greasing
  Margarine 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 Teaspoon (for dusting)
For decoration
  Walnut 4 Ounce, crushed
  Smooth butter cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Walnut halves 30
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Mix coffee with boiling water, set aside.
3. Grease 2 round 7.5 inch baking tins with margarine and dust with flour.

MAKING
4. In a large bowl, place egg white, margarine and sugar, using an electric beater, beat until the mixture turns fluffy. Add in the egg yolks, one at a time, beating continuously.
5. Sift in the flour to the egg mixture. Using a spoon gently fold the flour in. Add the coffee mixture and mix.
6. To both the prepared tins, place equal amount of batter and spread evenly. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes. Allow to cool.
7. Place 1 cake inverted on a high surface, spread cream over it, cap with the other cake. spread the cream over the sides.
8. Roll the sides onto the crushed walnuts, Transfer carefully to a plate. Spread the cream on top surface on the cake.
9. Place the remaining cream into a icing bag, and make swirls all around the edge. Place walnut halves over each swirl. Sprinkle some leftover crushed walnut at the center.

SERVING
10. Refrigerate for at least an hour and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Interest: 
Kids
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
8
This classic coffee walnut cake is topped with an delicious, coffee-infused butter cream icing. The moistness of the buttery cake and subtlety of the walnuts combine with the real coffee flavor to make a truly lovely piece of cake, perfect with a nice cup of tea. Enjoy the walnut cake in winter when walnuts are in season and the holiday mood calls for something sweet at teatime!

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