Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Walnut & Coffee Cake

1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon instant coffee dissolved in 1 tablespoon boiling water, cooled
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Coffee Buttercream:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee powder dissolved in 1/2 teaspoon boiling water, cooled
walnuts, to decorate

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8" round or square cake pan. In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl cream together butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Blend in egg, vanilla, and cooled coffee mixture until smooth. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, alternating with milk to create a smooth batter. Stir in chopped walnuts.
3. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 35-40 minutes until brown around the edges and toothpick comes out clean. Let cake cool completely before frosting.
4. For frosting, in a large bowl cream together butter, icing sugar, and vanilla. Blend in 1/2 teaspoon of coffee mixture at a time until desired consistency and taste is met. Frost cake then top with walnuts and enjoy!

Serves 6-8.

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