Coffee caramel cake with caramelised salted walnuts

Coffee caramel cake with caramelised salted walnuts

This is a wonderfully moist cake that has the deep flavours of our speciality coffee with just a hint of caramel and the delectable crunch of caramelised salted walnuts.

This recipe would also work well if you double up the recipe below to create 4 tiers. For those special occasions and the coffee lovers in your life!


Ingredients

You will need for the cake:

  • 170g butter or margarine
  • 170g coconut sugar
  • 3 large free range eggs
  • 170g self raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Mara coffee ( freshly ground or made using your espresso machine. I used Mara Coffee's Rwanda Kinini variety)
  • 1 tsp coffee extract
  • 2 tbsp cherry jam
  • 2 sandwich cake tins - 8 inch

    You will need for the icing:

    • 225g icing sugar
    • 100g butter or margarine
    • 1 tsp brewed Mara coffee
       

      You will need for the caramelised salted walnuts:

      • 100g sugar
      • 60g walnut halves
      • 1 large pinch of salt


        Method

        Step 1:

        First let’s make the cake. Heat your oven to 180 for a fan assisted /200 conventional oven and line and grease your cake tins.

        • Cream the butter or margarine and sugar together
        • Add in the eggs one by one beating in well between each addition
        • Add in the Mara coffee and coffee extract and mix well
        • Sift in the flour and baking powder
        • Beat well until you have a light fluffy batter the colour of caramel! Ummm delish!
        • Spread the cake batter evenly into 2 “8”inch cake tins and bake for 25 mins
        • Once ready take out and cool for at least 30 mins .
           

          Step 2:

          Next we make the icing.

          • Beat together the butter or margarine, icing sugar and Mara coffee until light and creamy. Set aside until needed.
           

          Step 3:

          Now to make the caramelised salted walnuts.

          • Heat the sugar until dissolved and a pale amber colour
          • Take off the heat and carefully and immediately add a large pinch of salt and the walnut halves
          • Once mixed spread onto baking parchment to cool. You will need to work fast!
             

            Step 4:

            Finally to assemble the cake.

            • Sandwich the sponge halves together with the cherry jam
            • Spread the icing on the top of the cake and arrange your caramelised walnuts on top .
             


            Voila!
            You are done and can enjoy your delicious cake with your favourite cup of coffee.



            Watch this space for more recipes at home, until then, happy baking.


            Gemma

             


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