Vanilla coffee cake with walnut

By shanobiju  

April 9, 2016

This soft and moist double layered cake is flavoured with coffee and vanilla .
I used Davidoff instant coffee for the coffee layer. Finely chopped
walnuts adds a beautiful flavour and texture to the cake .

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins


1 cup All purpose flour

1 tsp Baking powder

100 g Butter

3/4 cup Powdered sugar

2 Egg

2 tbsp Milk

1 1/2 tsp Instant coffee powder

2 tsp Boiling water

2 tbsp Water

2 tbsp walnut ( chopped very fine )

1/2 tsp Vanilla essence


1Pre heat the oven at 170 degree C . Grease and dust a 6" round cake tin . Add instant coffee powder in boiling water . Separate egg whites and yolk . Beat the egg whites until stiff . Cream butter and sugar well. Add lightly beaten egg yolks. Gently fold in flour, milk and chopped walnuts . Divide the batter into two parts . Transfer one part of the batter to another bowl . Add vanilla essence and 2 tbsp of water and gently fold the batter . Divide the beaten egg whites into two equal parts. Add one part to the vanilla flavoured batter . Keep it aside. To the remaining batter, add coffee mixture . Gently fold in remaining egg whites . First transfer the coffee batter into the prepared baking tin . Gently level it with a spoon. Now spoon in vanilla batter gently . Bake at 170 degree C for 35 - 40 minutes or until done .

All the ingredients should be at room temperature.
It is always good to weigh the egg before baking . I have used two eggs here .
Each egg weigh around 57 gm with shell.


8 Reviews

Shano Biju

August 22, 2016

Jagruti ,you can try using curd instead of eggs .

Jagruti bhamwari

August 17, 2016

Shanno what can be replaced with egg and what quantity? I m allergic to egg

Shano Biju

June 27, 2016

Prashanti..It is 2tsp of boiling water..


June 26, 2016

Coffee powder should be dissolved in how much tsps of boiling water Shano?

Shano Biju

May 20, 2016

Aleena.. I have never tried it. I prefer butter based cake..


May 20, 2016

Can I add vegetable oil instead of butter?

Shano Biju

April 10, 2016

Thank you so much for the kind words.. Happy Baking !

Sharmila moses

April 10, 2016

Excellent recipes

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