Saturday, 25 July 2015

Coffee and Walnut Cream Cake (Father's Day) | Recipe

These delicious coffee scented sponge cakes paired with softly whipped cream is just so perfect. The toasted walnuts add a crunch which contrasts starkly against the soft and fluffy cake. Try this out to see what the hype is about. Treat your dad to this delicious cake in place of his morning cup of coffee on Father's Day for his hard work throughout the year and he'll be surely impressed!

Coffee and Walnut Cream Cake Recipe                                                                                                                                          Recipe by iSaamuel 
4 egg yolks,
130g of sugar,
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract,
5 tablespoons of vegetable oil,
6 tablespoons of milk,
140g of cake flour,

2 tablespoons of instant coffee,
2 tablespoons of hot water,

4 egg whites

375ml of heavy whipping cream,
5 tablespoons of sugar,
toasted walnuts

1. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale.
2. Add in the vanilla, oil, and milk and mix until well homogenised. Sift in the cake flour and stir gently until well combined- don't overmix.
3. Dilute the instant coffe with the hot water and add this mixture into the egg yolk mixture.
4. In another large bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
5. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture in different increments so that they get mix in thoroughly.
6. Pour this batter into two lined 7 inch cake tins. Bake at 180c for 17-20 minutes or until they become nicely golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the centre of each cake comes out clean.
Let the cake cool before decorating.

1. Whip cream with sugar until soft peaks form.
Use this to decorate the cake

1, Spread 1/3 of the cream on top of the 1st layer of cake. Sprinkle on some toasted walnuts.
2. Place the other layer of cake on top.
3. Use the rest of the cream to cover the whole cake, while leaving some behind to pipe decorations according to the occasion you are make it for.

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