This Coffee and Walnut Cake is such a classic tea time favourite, and this version contains walnuts in the batter and frosting too.
My Nanny loves Coffee and Walnut Cake and it is one of her favourite cakes to enjoy with a cup of tea. It was her birthday the other week and she turned 84, and as she was staying with my Mum anyway we arranged for them both to visit me and the boys after school, so , naturally, I thought ~I would make her a birthday cake.
It was Jenson’s 5th birthday last Wednesday and he had very specific instructions as to what he would like for his two birthday cakes this year (his second cake was made for his party on Saturday – more to be revealed in another post!).
It is my best friend Kimberly’s 40th birthday on the 30th (her and my Dad share the same birth date and he will be 60 this year), and last Saturday she had a party to celebrate this milestone in her life. She of course wanted a cake and she very kindly asked me, even though I was going to offer anyway, if I would make her one. Well of course I would for one thing I LOVE making cakes and secondly I LOVE Kimberly – she and I have been best friends since approximately October 1986, and she has been such a wonderful friend so of course I was going to say yes! We had a little chat and we decided upon a layered sponge with different shades of green inside, as green is her favourite colour. I did originally intend to make a taller cake, but we opted to make some matching cupcakes to save serving and cutting up the big cake for the guests.
So here is how I made her Green Layered White Chocolate Cake