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Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe - Quorn WI

 walnut cake Courtesy of Christine, our Secretary, here's the quickest and easiest cake recipe we've ever had. Christine always manages to sell these cakes and has people coming back for more. She says its an old WI favourite.

Take 6oz/170 g of SR flour and a teaspoon of baking powder and sieve together. Add to this 6oz/170g of softened butter, 3 eggs, 3oz/85g caster sugar, 3oz/85g golden muscovado sugar and a teaspoon of coffee essence. Beat well for 2 minutes ( less if you're using an electric mixer). Add 20z/55g of chopped walnuts.

You can divide between two sponge tins, well greased (or if like me you like an easy to fill cake. try a spring based tin and slice in half afterwards - it still works).

Bake in the oven at 180C/gas 4 (a fan oven needs 160C) for 25-35 minutes until springy to touch and well risen.

Now -fill with icing (1 tablespoon coffee powder, 2 tablespoons boiling water, 8oz/225g of icing sugar and 5oz/140g soft butter beaten together) and put a few decorative walnut halves on icing dots on the top.

Absolutely scrumptious!

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