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Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe

Coffee Cosy Autumn Recipes

Sweet, rich and luxurious, coffee cake is a firm favourite in the Miles office!

National coffee cake day falls in the first week of April, so what better reason to indulge in a homemade piece of coffee cake? This recipe is super easy, made using Miles Colombian Coffee, and is perfect for an afternoon treat.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes

Serves: 8


For the sponge:

170g butter, softened
170g caster sugar
3 medium eggs
170g self raising flour
1½ tsp baking powder
3 tbsp Miles Colombian Ground Coffee, made in a cafetiere

For the buttercream:

100g butter, softened
225g icing sugar
2½ tbsp Miles Colombian Ground Coffee, made in a cafetiere

For the glace icing:

200g icing sugar
1½ tbsp Miles Colombian Ground Coffee, made in a cafetiere
Walnuts to decorate


  • Grease three 8” sandwich tins and preheat the oven to 180˚c/gas mark 4.
  • Make the coffee in a cafetiere, using2 tbsp Miles Colombian Ground Coffee and 300ml water
  • Add the softened butter and caster sugar to a large bowl and mix together until pale and fluffy.
  • Beat the eggs and pour into the butter mixture, a little at a time, mixing well.
  • Sift in half the flour and fold into the mixture using a metal spoon. Fold in the second half of the flour and the baking powder.
  • Gently fold 3 tbsp of the coffee into the mixture.
  • Divide the mixture equally between the three sandwich tins and cook for 30 minutes or until golden on the top and you can put a skewer into the centre and it comes out clean.
  • Remove the cakes from the tins and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • While the cakes are cooling mix together the softened butter and icing sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the coffee and whisk in.
  • Once the cakes are cooled spread the buttercream in between each layer as you stack the sponges.
  • Whisk together the remaining icing sugar and coffee to make the glace icing.
  • Cover the top of the cake with the coffee glace icing to decorate, finishing with walnuts on the top.
  • Enjoy with a hot cup of freshly made Miles coffee – delish

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