Tia Maria Coffee and Walnut Cake

Now that Autumn has fully introduced itself this year I have found myself wanting to bake more and more and more!

If you saw my previous Disaronno Brownie Recipe, you will know that I love baking and incorporating alcohol into my recipes haha! I found this divine recipe from the BBC Good Food website which is always my go-to for different recipes and inspiration! Now, I know that I am not the prettiest baker but its the taste that counts right?!?! And this tastes DARN GOOD!

You will need for the cake mix:
  • 200g Caster Sugar
  • 200g Softened Butter
  • 4 Eggs, Beaten
  • 200g Self-Raising Flour
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • 15 Walnut Halves
  • 2 heaped tbsp instant coffee, dissolved into 1 tbsp of boiling water

For the filling you will need:
  • 500g pot Mascarpone
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  •  4 tbsp Tia Maria (Baileys works amazingly as well!!)


 Lets Bake!!!!

Step 1: Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. grease two 20cm sandwich tins with butter and line with non-stick baking paper. Toast the walnut halves in the oven for 10 minutes. Put aside 10 and chop the rest into small pieces.

Step 2: In a large bowl, beat 200g caster sugar, 200g softened butter, 4 eggs, 200g self-raising flour and 1 tsp baking powder. Dissolve the instant coffee in boiling water and add this to the cake mixture. Beat together until you have a smooth, soft batter

Step 3: Divide the mixture between your tins and smooth with a spatula or spoon.

Step 4: Bake for around 20 minutes, until golden brown. Once fully baked, place onto a cooling rake to completely cool.

Step 5: Once the sponge is cooled it's now time to do the filling! Beat the mascarpone with the light muscovado sugar and Tia Maria until smooth

Step 6: Sandwich the two sponges with a third of the filling and some chopped walnuts.

Step 7: Cover the outside of the cake with the remainder of the filling and sprinkle with some chopped walnuts (some coffee beans would look lovely too!!)

There you have it! My Tia Maria Coffee and Walnut cake! Let me know if you try this recipe and what you think! Now Autumn has arrived I'm planning on going Pumpkin picking and attempting a Pumpkin Pie so keep an eye out for that :)

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

S xx


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