Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Coffee & Walnut Cake For Birthday's/Coffee & Walnut Cake Recipe/Coffee & Walnut Cake with step by step photos

I wanted to make something special for my girl’s birthday. It has always been a vanilla or chocolate cake, so this time for a change I made Coffee & Walnut cake. I have baked simple cakes but this is my first walnut cake with icing. It just came out great and it was a hit. My girl is celebrating her birthday in London (school trip). So I made this cake at home before she left to the trip and we had a great time together.

Here's how to make it with step by step photo's ...


Ingredients
For the cake
Self Rising flour or All purpose flour
2 ½ cups
Butter
1 cup (room temperature)
Baking powder
2 tsp
Castor sugar
1 ¼ cups
Eggs
4
Milk
¾  cup
Vanilla extract
1 tbsp
Walnuts
1 cup finely chopped
Instant coffee
1 tbsp mixed in 1 ½ tbsp of water

For the icing

Double cream
1 cup
Castor Sugar
1 tbsp
Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
Vanilla pudding mix(optional)
1 tbsp

Author: Priya Anandakumar

Method

In a bowl beat the eggs and keep it aside. Sift the flour and baking powder and keep it aside. Mix the coffee in warm water and keep it aside.


In a bowl cream together the butter and sugar with a hand mixer or a whisk. Now slowly add the eggs and keep whisking them until well blend.


Now add the milk and vanilla extract and whisk them. Slowly add the flour in “batches” and mix them real good with the hand mixer. Now add the coffee and chopped walnuts and mix them really good with a big spoon.


 Preheat the oven to 350˚ F or 180˚C. Grease 9″x13″ baking pan, place a baking paper (parchment paper) in the bottom and spray non stick spray along the sides.
Pour the batter to the baking pan and bake it in the oven for 30-35 min.


Check with the tooth pick to see if the cake has cooked, if the tooth pick comes out clear then the cake is done.

Remove the cake from oven, let it cool for at least 15 min, now slowly place it on plate, turn it upside down to get the cake out. Cut along the edges with knife if it is stuck to the pan.


Slowly remove the parchment paper and you are done with the cake.


Voila!!! Yummy Walnut & Coffee is ready…

For the Cream

In a bowl beat the heavy cream in a hand mixer on medium speed for 5 min. Stop the mixer, add sugar, vanilla extract, vanilla pudding mix and run the mixer until the cream is stiff enough.


Yes your cream is ready to be applied.

Applying Cream to the cake


Note

I kept the cream in the refrigerator for 2 hrs, so that it will be easy to apply on the cake.

I added the vanilla pudding mix, so that the cream will be a little stiff. I saw this on you tube.

Adding coffee is totally optional it is totally your choice.

This cake does not need cream, it can be had as a evening cake just like that. 


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Until then I am signing off...

35 comments:

  1. Very very yummy cake dear... must be ur girl enjoyed it..

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    1. Thanks vijaya, My girls loved it and had lots of fun...

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  2. Happy Birthday to the little princess :) cake looks yum, I am sure she enjoyed it... never knew you live in London dear...

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    1. Thanks Priya for the wishes. My girl just loved the cake, ya I live in Macclesfield.

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  3. Looks super moist and soft..Wish I can have it now :)

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  4. Looks fantastic!! Happy B'day to your lovely daughter!! Thanx for stopping by my space!! http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com

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  5. The cake looks so very yummy Priya. And Happy B'day to the little one :)

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    1. Thanks Priya Elias for the comments and wishes.

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  6. looks yum...
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  7. Happy B'day to ur girl :) Yummy yummy cake :)

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  9. cake looks yummy, B'Day wishes to ur girl :)

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  11. Thanks for the award Priya! The cake looks delicious. The little one must have loved it and must be very proud of her mom!

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  12. Happy birthday to your little Angel
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  13. Thank you Chitz,Aruna,Shama Nagarajan, Madhavi, Jaleela & follow foodie for the wonderful comments and the wishes.

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  16. cake looks yummy... birthday wishes to Harsini...

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  17. That cake looks ridiculously delicious!Wishing your little princess a very Happy Birthday!!:)

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  18. Thank you Faiza, Menaga,Bhawna, Nisha for the wishes and the comments...

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  19. The cake looks lovely..my favorites are balloons..Birthday wishes to your lovely daughter!!
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  20. Birthday wishes to the little one.. Cake looks fabulous..

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  21. Cake looks mouthwatering and tempting too.B'day wishes to your lil one.New to your space and happy to follow you.

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  22. Wow..yummy treat...Looks moist and soft..

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  23. Birthday wishes. And the cake looks yumm..

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  24. Thank you very much Asiya,Suja, DivyaGCP,Sudha Sabarish,DiptiJothi for the wishes and the comments...

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  26. Happy Belated birthday.
    The cake looks delicious.

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