Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake

Recipe and recipe photo provided by Waitrose.

Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake. Hello friends, so how are you today? Another day another yummy recipe I have to share with you. Classic coffee and walnut cake anyone? Delicious. We also love coffee cake here!

Indulge in the timeless perfection of a Classic Coffee and Walnut Cake. This irresistible masterpiece combines rich, moist coffee-infused layers with luscious walnuts and a tasty coffee filling. Creating a harmonious symphony of flavours. So good.

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Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake

How To Make A Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake:

Because if you like coffee and walnuts you love this even more!

Table Of Contents:

  • Firstly, Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake Ingredients.
  • Secondly, Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake Method.
  • Thirdly, Other Recipe Ideas.

Experience the delightful blend of velvety coffee notes and crunchy nutty goodness. Perfect for any occasion. This Classic Coffee and Walnut Cake is a true celebration of decadence and tradition. Savour every bite and treat yourself to a slice of pure bliss. Great for afternoon tea.

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25
Total time: 30-35 minutes

How To Make A Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake Ingredient:


  • 175g essential Waitrose Salted Dairy Butter, at room temperature
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp cooled strong coffee
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g Waitrose Walnut Halves, 6 reserved for decoration and the rest roughly chopped

For The Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake Frosting:

  • 200g essential Waitrose Salted Dairy Butter, at room temperature
  • 400g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp strong black coffee, cooled
Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake

How To Make A Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake:


  1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease and line 2 x 20cm loose-bottomed cake tins.
  2. Using an electric whisk, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually whisk in the eggs, then coffee, until well blended.
  3. Sift over the flour and baking powder and gently fold into the mixture with the chopped walnuts. Divide between the 2 cake tins, level off the surface and bake for 20–25 minutes until just set. Turn the cakes out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the frosting, beat the butter until soft and pale then gradually beat in the sugar followed by the coffee.
  5. Spread the top of one cake with a third of the frosting then place the second cake on top. Smooth the remaining frosting around the sides and top of the cake. Decorate with the reserved walnut halves.

Cook’s Tip:

If you want to treat your mum but are short of time, pick up one of our Seriously Cakes — such as the delicious Roasted Rhubarb & Ginger Cake or buttery Victoria Sponge Sandwich.

Eat whilst still fresh. Will keep a few days in a cake tin with a sealed lid.

Afternoon Tea

Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake:

Recipe and recipe photo provided by Waitrose.

So what do you think of this recipe? Do you also fancy trying some? As a result of posting this post, I am craving coffee cake now!! For breakfast too. Hands up who else is too? I rather like a slice of cake and coffee flavour is one of my favourites.

Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake:

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Classic Coffee And Walnut Cake:

So what do you think of all of the above recipes? Do you fancy trying any? I could also probable eat a few of the cupcakes today without trying!!

Some Questions:

Is Coffee Cake Healthy? No, I am afraid not but a little slice will not do much harm?

Is Coffee Cake Vegan? This one isn’t as it contains eggs.

Does Coffee Cake Have Caffeine? This one does but why not try this recipe using decaf?

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  1. Caroline Camie
    14 June 2023 / 16:39

    I think using a stand-mixer or hand mixer would work just fine.

  2. Carol
    2 December 2022 / 13:35

    The coffee and walnut cake looks beautiful, and I bet it tastes delicious, too. Pinned. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 43.

  3. Cathy Kennedy
    4 October 2021 / 12:55


    Sounds like the perfect kind of cake for me! 🙂 I’m going to borrow your recipe to try. Thanks, my dear!

    • 9 October 2021 / 14:30

      Hope you like it Cathy 🙂 Love coffee cake

  4. Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    28 September 2019 / 18:58

    That is an absolutely beautiful cake. I can almost taste it in my mind! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! I look forward to seeing what you’ll bring to the next party.

  5. 24 September 2019 / 14:19

    I like to make a Black Walnut cake at Christmas for DH but mine doesn’t have coffee in the recipe and it has a cream cheese frosting. Your recipe sounds good, so I’m saving it to give a try at a future date. Thanks for sharing. I’m stopping by via Inspire Me Mondays. Come boogie with me on the dance floor if you’d like! 😉

  6. Kathryn Grace
    5 October 2016 / 18:16

    One word: Moannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

  7. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    5 October 2016 / 11:57

    This is making me so hungry!

  8. Sarah Mumx3x
    5 October 2016 / 07:16

    This cake looks really nice! I don't like coffee but I do not mind other coffee falvoured foods, I think I'd really like this cake! Yum. Found you via Wednesday blog hop 😀 xx