This is a bit fancier version of our Very Fluffy Pecan & Vanilla Coffee Cake, made with walnuts instead of pecans and additional layer of delicious buttercream.
for the cake
- 2½ cups plain flour
- 125 g / half a bar butter (melted)
- 1½ cups golden caster sugar
- 3 large – 4 smaller eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 150 g walnuts (chopped)
for the buttercream filling
- 125 g / half a bar butter (softened)
- ½ cups icing sugar
- instant coffee (about ½ tsp) dissolved in very little (1 tsp) of hot water or some other flavoring that will go well with walnuts, for instance: vanilla extract or rum extract
- silicone pastry brush
- 1 round spring tin with removable base (lined with baking paper)
- wooden skewer
- microwavable jug or small pot
- sharp knife or strong thread to slice the cake in half
- Place butter bar in a jug and microwave for about 50 seconds, until completely melted. Alternatively melt it in the pot over low fire.
- With a pastry brush grease baking tray, using a bit of melted butter, leave aside.
- In a mixer bowl combine all dry ingredients: flour, vanilla seeds, sugar and baking powder.
- Add also milk and eggs and turn the mixer on.
- Gradually pour in melted butter and mix a while longer.
- Stir in walnuts and transfer batter to the baking tin.
- Bake in the the oven preheated to 180°C (356°F) for about an hour.
- Let the cake to cool down before cutting it into two layers.
- In meantime prepare the buttercream by whisking all of the ingredients together.
- Once the cake is cooled down, spread buttercream on the bottom layer and put back the top layer.
- Place in a fridge for at least 30 minutes before sharing.
Makes about 12 – 16 servings.
This cake taste great with some espresso (aka mini coffee according to my 5 year old) on a side.
For more walnut recipes, take a look at Cheddar and Walnut Muffins, Walnut Keks – Traditional Polish Tea Cake, Celeriac with Beets, Raisins and Walnuts aka Pink Waldorf Salad, Decadent Red Velvet Brownies with Walnuts, Coconut Banana Cake with Walnuts & Orange Juice or Grandma Nina’s Pischinger – Traditional Polish Wafer Dessert.