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Coffee Walnut Sandwich Cake


This is a basic sandwich cake with walnuts & a hint of coffee.

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  • 4oz Self-Raising Flour (4 heaped tablespoons)
  • 4oz Margarine
  • 4oz Castor Sugar (4 rounded tablespoons)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Coffee Essence
  • 2oz Chopped Walnuts
  • For the Icing
  • 8oz Icing Sugar. (8 well-heaped tablespoons)
  • 3oz Margarine
  • 1 dessert spoon Milk
  • 1 dessert spoon Coffee Essence
  • Walnut Halves


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to Gas No 3: 335F - shelf on middle runner

Step 2

Brush the inside of two 7-inch tins with melted margarine then line the bottoms with a round of greaseproof paper & brush over with melted stork

Step 3

Sieve the flour

Step 4

Cream the margarine & sugar together in a mixing bowl until very light & fluffy

Step 5

Beat in the eggs one at a time adding a little of the sieved flour with the second & the coffee essence

Step 6

Fold in the remaining flour & the chopped walnuts
Divide the mixture equally between the two cake tins & smooth evenly
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 25-35 minutes

Step 7

Test the cake before removing from oven by pressing the centre lightly with the fingers.while still in the oven - if the centre is firm the cake is cooked - if not it needs longer baking

Step 8

When cake is done turn out remove the paper & cool on a wire tray

Step 9

While the cake is cooling make the icing Sieve the icing sugar
Beat the margarine & half the icing sugar together until light & fluffy - then add the remaining icing sugar milk & coffee essence & beat again until light & creamy

Step 10

Cover the top of one of the cakes with some of the icing & then place the other cake on top
Using a palette knife spread the remaining icing over the top & decorate with half walnuts

I have always found that by doing Step 6 by hand the cakes tend to rise more in the oven

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