Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Frugal Queen’s Coffee and Walnut Cake

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

Beat together the sugar and margarine in a large bowlIMG00036-20120221-1505

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

Jo Anne



  1. Wow that looks wonderful and very, very yummy. No idea why you were so worried about making it x

  2. and it would cost you about £6 in morrisons chiller cabinet! probably cost under a £! looks lovely xxx

  3. Oooh, that looks yummy. Funny I should be reading today's post by you as I have just been looking through cake recipes!!!!!!!!

    Big happy birthday to Paul from all of us.

  4. Jo, that cake looks absolutely yummy - only sorry we couldn't try it yesterday too!!- but look forward to a possible cake-tasting event in May!!!! Hope you both had a lovely meal last night for Paul's birthday. xxxxxxx

  5. Thank you for your kind comments, it would be good to meet up with you and Sally-Anne for a coffee at some point but I don't have an email address for you anymore since my old laptop went doolally..