If I were to admit to one weakness it would be Coffee and Walnut Cake. Whenever we have a daytrip out I always budget for a slice of cake, preferably this flavour, and a cup of coffee.
A few days ago, my bloggy friend Frugal Queen posted the recipe for above mentioned yumminess, and I decided that it was about time I made one, especially as I can use Paul’s birthday as an excuse.
Recipe: 8oz Self Raising Flour, 8oz Butter/Margarine, 8oz Sugar, 4 Eggs, 2oz Crushed Walnuts, Instant Coffee.
Frosting: 8oz Icing Sugar, 5oz Butter/Margarine, Instant Coffee
Add the eggs one at a time
Mix a large teaspoon of coffee with a tablespoon of boiling water and add to the mixture
Crush some walnuts and add to the mix.
Separate into two victoria sponge pans
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 180 degrees.
Allow the sponges to cool, and whilst doing so, make the coffee butter frosting.
Combine the icing sugar, margarine and the same proportions of coffee mixture as for the sponge.
Place half between the two sponges and the other half on top.
Use some extra walnut pieces for decoration.
Et Voila! A gorgeous frugal cake, that cost pennies as all my grocery shopping is done at Lidl.
We shall be cutting the cake later today for Pauls birthday, and we can’t wait!
Thanks Froogs x