Are you looking for a new coffee and walnut cake recipe? Maybe you are looking to make a different cake and want some inspiration? Or are you curious and want to know more? No matter what your question is, we are here with the answers for you.
Finding a good coffee and walnut cake recipe can be tricky, especially if you have never made one before (see also ‘Coffee Cake Recipes‘).
You head online for some inspiration, but are met with conflicting advice and hundreds of recipes/ how do you find one you like? And how do you know which recipe you should choose?
Well, that is what we are here to tell you! Keep reading to see our favourite (and easiest) coffee and walnut cake recipes you can use! We have included plenty of tips and tricks too to help you make the best coffee and walnut cake ever!
Let’s not waste any more time and dive into our list of coffee and walnut cakes today.
First up, we have this delicious coffee and walnut cake from BBC Good Food. The mascarpone frosting works perfectly with the traditional coffee and walnut sponge.
You can even freeze the cake (unfilled), allowing you to have some sponge on hand whenever you fancy it!
Make sure you add some icing sugar to the top of the cake. It adds an extra touch of sweetness, plus it makes the cake look super professional! Make sure the mascarpone and butter have warmed to room temperature before you use them.
They mix far easier with the dry ingredients, making it easier to mix everything together!
Next, we have this delicious coffee and walnut cake from Great British Chefs. This cake is super easy to make, with just seven steps to follow.
The instructions are all clear and concise, allowing you to follow along and make a delicious cake, no matter your previous baking experience.
We recommend purchasing chopped walnuts for the recipe. They save you the need to chop the walnuts yourself, which can be a little challenging.
Chopped walnuts also mix through the mixture easier and allow everyone to have a walnut hit in their slice of cake.
This recipe allows you to create a wonderful traybake, packed full of flavour! Traybakes are far easier to divide up and are perfect for large parties.
The recipe can also be cooked in two eight-inch round tins if you prefer, although we love the tray bake method!
The instant coffee granules add plenty of flavour to the cake, which works perfectly with walnuts. We recommend purchasing chopped or halved walnuts.
It saves you the trouble of needing to chop them yourself. If you can’t find baking spread, margarine works just as well in this recipe too.
For the vegans in the room, we have this delicious vegan coffee and walnut cake. It’s moist and light, making it perfect for a breakfast treat or after-lunch dessert.
Not only is there an excellent coffee taste in the cake, but the buttercream too.
We recommend cooling the cakes and storing them in an airtight tin overnight before adding the buttercream. It makes such a difference and you end up with a moist and extra-soft sponge. It takes longer, but it is worth the wait!
Next, we have this delicious and gluten-free coffee and walnut cake! The recipe takes no time at all to make and it is super easy! The steps are super easy to follow and will allow you to make a wonderful coffee and walnut cake.
Make sure you use gluten-free baking powder and flour to keep the cake gluten-free. We also recommend using chopped walnuts to make it easier for you.
The coffee essence adds plenty of flavour to the sponge and icing, with minimal effort from yourself. What’s not to love?
Nigella Lawson’s recipe is the perfect one for anyone looking to make a rich dessert. We all love a layer cake, after all, who doesn’t want more than one layer of cake?
This coffee and walnut cake has two layers sandwiched together by a delicious coffee buttercream.
Espresso powder adds an intense coffee flavour to the cake that you are sure to love. Just make sure to mix it with hot water until the powder dissolves before you add it to the mixture!
If you don’t want to make a whole cake, then these coffee and walnut cupcakes are perfect! They are great for parties too, as you don’t need to worry about cutting a cake.
Each cupcake has a generous helping of buttercream and chopped walnuts, making it a decadent treat everyone will live.
They take just twenty minutes to cook in the oven too, making them a very quick and easy cake to make! They do take a few hours to cool, but they are worth the wait! Make sure you add the buttercream to cooled cakes for best results.
These coffee and walnut cupcakes are made with a wonderful twist. Adding some cocoa powder to the buttercream mixture gives the cupcakes a mocha twist that is perfect for anyone that isn’t a huge coffee fan.
Plus it will satisfy your chocolate craving too!
You can also add some chopped pecans to the top of the cupcakes. They add a different texture and flavour that you are sure to love! The recipe is easy to follow and allows you to make a whole load of cupcakes that everyone will enjoy.
This loaf cake is the perfect treat for breakfast or lunch. The coffee provides a rich flavour that you are sure to love. Instant coffee is used, just make sure you mix it well with water until the powder or granules dissolve.
You get a wonderfully smooth texture with a nutty hit, thanks to the chopped walnuts. Don’t worry, the texture doesn’t lose its softness. It just has a little grainy texture, but plenty of nutty flavour.
You can chop the walnuts as small as you want too, so they don’t impact the texture.
If you want a coffee and walnut cake made with freshly brewed coffee, this is the recipe for you! The cake is moist and light, providing you with a wonderful cake without feeling too stuffed after a slice.
Make sure you use a strong coffee so that the flavour fills the whole cake. There’s nothing worse than a coffee and walnut cake where you can’t taste the coffee flavour!
If you want to make a super-rich cake, then this is the recipe for you! The layer cake has a strong coffee flavour in the sponge and also the buttercream.
The chocolate works well with the espresso to create a rich buttercream that covers the entire cake.
It is also used to sandwich the layers of the cake together. You can top the cake with crushed walnuts and chunks of chocolate for a truly decadent experience. We even added coffee-flavoured chocolate chunks to complete the cake!
This is the perfect dessert for a party or special occasion, and one everyone will love!
What could be better than adding salted caramel to your coffee and walnut cake? This chocolate, coffee, and walnut cake has a great range of flavours that are sure to delight you with every bite!
It’s an easy recipe to follow too, making it perfect for anyone to make, regardless of baking experience!
The salted caramel can be a little tricky to make, so be sure to take your time here. Don’t worry if you get it wrong the first time, it can take a few attempts to master.
Finally, we have this delicious maple banana walnut coffee cake! It is a fun twist on the traditional coffee and walnut cake, and one you are sure to love. It’s perfect to add to your breakfast or brunch buffet.
Plus the caramel glaze is to die for! You will impress everyone with this tasty cake. Cinnamon adds a nice spice to the cake too, making it perfect for winter.
It isn’t too difficult to make either, just make sure you follow the steps carefully and you are sure to have success!
And there you have it, 13 delicious coffee and walnut cake recipes for you to try! Regardless of the type of cake you like, we are sure you will have found a recipe that suits you.
Be sure to use the tips and tricks we have given you and to follow the recipe closely. Before you know it, you will be impressing everyone with your delicious coffee and walnut cake.