Coffee Walnut Layer Cake

Recipe by chia2160
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter two 8-inch cake pans, and line base of each with parchment paper.
  • In food processor, combine 1/2 cup walnut pieces and sugar.
  • Process to a fine powder.
  • Add butter, flour, baking powder and eggs.
  • Process to a smooth batter.
  • Add 2 tablespoons milk to coffee mixture and pour this down feed tube with motor running.
  • Mixture should be just soft enough to drop from a spoon; if not, add more milk.
  • Divide cake batter between two pans.
  • Bake until risen and springy to touch, about 25 minutes.
  • Cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and place on rack.
  • Remove parchment paper.
  • Cool completely.
  • For frosting: Place confectioners' sugar in food processor and pulse until lump-free.
  • Add butter and process until smooth.
  • Add coffee mixture down feed tube and pulse until well blended.
  • Place one cake upside down on a plate or cake stand.
  • Spread with about half the frosting.
  • Place second cake right side up on frosting, and cover top and sides in a swirly pattern.
  • Place a walnut half in center of cake, and gently press remaining halves into top of cake, around the edge.
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