pack softened butter, plus extra for the tins Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
strong black coffee (made with 2 tbsp coffee granules), cooled
golden caster sugar
baking powder Baking powder bay-king pow-dah Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…
Egg egg The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…
walnut, 2 tbsp roughly chopped, the rest finely chopped Walnut wall-nut Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…
icing sugar, sifted, plus a little extra for dusting
mascarpone, at room temperatureHeat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter 2 x 20cm round cake tins and line with baking parchment. Set aside 1 tbsp of the coffee for the filling.
the butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, vanilla and half the remaining coffee in a large bowl with an electric whisk until lump-free. Fold in the finely chopped walnuts, then divide between the tins and roughly spread. Scatter the roughly chopped walnuts over one of the cakes. Bake the cakes for 25-30 mins until golden and risen, and a skewer poked in comes out clean. Drizzle the plain cake with the remaining coffee. Cool the cakes in the tins.
make the filling: beat together the icing sugar, cream and mascarpone, then fold in the reserved 2 tbsp coffee. Spread over the plain cake, then cover with the walnut-topped cake and dust with a little icing sugar.
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