Coffee And Walnut Christmas Cake Recipe


18th December 2023





225g of unsalted butter, softened

225g of caster sugar

4 free-range eggs, large and beaten

225g of self-raising flour

75g chopped walnuts

1tbsp of instant coffee granules, mixed with 1 tbsp of boiling water



175g of butter, softened

300g of icing sugar

50g of chopped walnuts

12 walnut halves

3tbsp of instant coffee granules, mixed with 1 tbsp of boiling water




1. Preheat oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Grease and line your cake tin with baking paper

2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy

3. Add one egg at a time alternating with a tbsp of flour beating well between each addition

4. Add the remaining flour, coffee and walnuts and mix until comined

5. Pour the mixture into your baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.

6. Whilst the cake is left to cool, make the coffee buttercream. Beat the butter together with the icing sugar until pale and fluffy, then add the coffee and chopped walnuts. Mix well again and allow to firm up in the fridge for 15–20 minutes

7. When the cake is cool, pipe the buttercream over the cake. Et Voilà!

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