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Coffee and Walnut Cake is a perfect soft crumb, delicious cake with the flavours of coffee and cinnamon. Enjoy it as a tea time treat or for special occasions, like the upcoming Mothers' Day.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Tea Time
Cuisine British
Servings 8


For the Cake:

  • cup wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • tsp salt
  • 100 g butter, softened I used salted
  • 1 cup brown sugar soft
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup cold brewed coffee strong
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup walnuts roasted and chopped

Coffee Icing (optional):

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 tbsp cold brewed coffee strong


Preparation of the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  • Line a 8"X4" loaf tin with parchement paper. Or you can lightly rub butter all over the inside. Dust with flour. Tap the tin to remove excess flour.
  • Sift flour, cinnamon powder, salt and baking powder together into a bowl.
  • Mix the brewed coffee and milk.
  • Take a mixing bowl and add butter and sugar.
  • Cream the butter and sugar till its light, fluffy and becomes pale in colour.
  • Add one egg and whisk well. Add the second egg and whisk.
  • Add ⅓ of the flour mixture. Mix till the flour is incorporated into the mixture.
  • Add half of the coffee and milk mixture. Mix well.
  • Add ⅓ of the flour mixture and mix till the flour is incorporated into the mixture.
  • Add the remaining coffee and milk mixture. Mix well.
  • Add the remaining flour mixture. Mix till the flour is incorporated into the mixture. The batter will be sligtly thick.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or till a skewer or toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • If it is not done by 50-60 minutes, lower the temperature to 100°C and let it bake for a further 5 minutes.
  • Take the tin out of the oven and let the cake cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the cake from the tin and place it on a wire rack to allow it to cool down completely.

Preparation of the Coffee Icing:

  • Mix sugar and butter with a whisk or a fork.
  • Add the coffee brew ½ tbsp at a time till you get a thick paste.
  • Enjoy the cake with some coffee or tea.
Keyword Tea Time Cake