Coffee, Walnut and Chocolate Cake

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This is an absolute treat of a cake with amazing flavour combination this is a winner. Also really easy if you want a one bowl mixture. Hope you will try this and enjoy it as much as I did!

For the Cake
200g unsalted butter, softened
200g caster sugar
200g self-raising flour
3 tsp instant coffee powder mixed with 1 tbsp boiling water
4 large eggs
splash of milk
large handful walnuts, roughly chopped

For the Ganache
100ml double cream
50g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

For the Cream
200ml double cream
2 tbsp caster sugar


– Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C with a fan. Grease and line a deep baking tray.

– Place all the ingredients (except the walnuts) for the cake batter into a free-standing electric mixer. Mix until smooth.

– Add the walnuts and mix for 5 seconds.

– Pour the batter into the baking tray and spread to the edges. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.

– Place the chocolate in a large bowl. Pour the cream into a pan and bring to a boil. Then, pour the cream over the chocolate and let it sit for a few seconds before you stir to combine.

– To prepare the cream, place the double cream and sugar in a large bowl and whisk until fluffy. Add ½ the ganache to the ganache and whisk until smooth and thick. Add the remaining ganache and swirl it in.

– Remove the cake from the oven and the tray and let it cool completely. Spread the chocolate cream mixture on top and garnish with some chopped walnuts.

– Slice into squares and serve!

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