Walnut, Coffee & Chocolate Loaf Cake

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A delicious loaf cake with my classic flavour combination of coffee and walnut and lots of chocolate and finished with mascarpone cheese. Easy to prepare this is perfect with a cup of tea. Enjoy!

2lb loaf tin, greased and lined
200g self-raising flour
100g unsalted, softened butter
100g golden caster sugar
100g dark chocolate, chopped
1½ tbsp coffee
1 tbsp boiling water
70ml whole milk
1 large egg
50g chopped walnuts
250g mascarpone cheese
2-3 tbsp icing sugar

– Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C with a fan.

– Rub the flour and butter until it becomes like breadcrumbs.

– Add the water to the coffee and stir until the coffee dissolves.

– Add the sugar and chocolate to the flour and butter.

– Break the egg into the coffee mix and whisk until well-combined.

– Beat the mix and slowly add the coffee and egg mix and continue to beat for a couple of minutes until smooth and paler.

– Add the walnuts to the batter and fold through.

– The batter should be slightly thicker than a usual sponge cake.

– Bake for around 55 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

– Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

– In the meantime, mix the icing sugar into the mascarpone cheese until it is softened.

– When the cake is cooled, spread the mascarpone icing over the top, creating peaks.

– Sprinkle some leftover chopped walnuts over the mascarpone cheese.

Slice and serve.