Thursday, November 07, 2013

Coffee-Walnut Layer Cake

  We celebrated our 9th year of togetherness last week.It just seems like yesterday, that we whispered "I Do".To celebrate this occassion I thought of giving my husband a surprise by baking a special cake.To add a dash of humor,I filched a line from a popular Malayalam movie song, which has been scripted on the cake.Those words bought a 1000 watts smile on his face...

Ingredients(For one cake)
1/2 cup walnut pieces, roughly chopped
225 grams powdered sugar
225 grams unsalted butter
200 grams plain flour
4 teaspoon instant coffee powder mixed in 1 tablespoon boiling water
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
4 large eggs
2 tablespoon milk
 A pinch of salt

For Butter cream coffee Icing
350 grams icing sugar
175 grams unsalted butter
2 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee powder
Plainwalnuts or caramelised walnuts to decorate.

For The Cake
  • Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius.
  • Grease two 9"baking tray with butter and flour and keep aside.
  • Powder walnut  in a grinder to a fine nutty powder.
  • Sift flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt and keep aside.
  • Using a mixer,beat butter and sugar until soft and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat after each addition.
  • Pour coffee mixture and give a good stir.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir slowly until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Finally add milk and mix well.The mixture should be of dropping consistency.
  • Transfer the mixture to the baking try and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely for icing to be done.

For Icing
  • Beat butter and icing sugar in a food processor and  make a smooth icing.
  • Add 4 teaspoon instant coffee powder mixed in 1 tablespoon boiling water and blend well.
  • Place one cake upside down and spread half the icing on top.
  • Place the second cake on top of that in such a way that the two falt sides of the cake meet in the middle.
  • Cover the top with the remaining icing.
  • Decorate with plain or caramelized walnuts.

 Recipe Source:Nigella.


  1. Enikku vyaa cake with a sweet song...:)) Happy anniversary.
    The cake looks so yummy, love walnut flavor and it did bring a smile on my face too:))

  2. Both cake and song spreads happy :) ... loved those caramelized walnuts..

  3. Happy anniversary :) and the cake looks yummy... Hahaha nice song

    1. Thank u Rekha!!!song is from the movie Honey bee!!! hi hi

  4. cake is looking very delicious. First time here. Very happy to follow you via GFC


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