Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes

The combination of walnuts and coffee is a personal favourite of mine! Nothing beats a slice of coffee and walnut cake with a steaming hot mug coffee. Lets just say that I tend to be a very happy person with all that caffeine rushing through my bloodstream.

I’ve tried  a few recipes of this combination, but my personal favourite’s is by Nigella Lawson.

It’s a simple and fast recipe to follow, she makes her’s in a food processor. I’ve tried this recipe with a hand mixer, a stand alone mixer and a food processor and the results have always been the same. The only difference is how you chop the nuts, with a food processor you can blitz them quite quickly; with both hand mixer and a stand alone mixer you need to chop or blitz them separately.

I decided to make cupcakes instead of baking sandwich cakes to layer and ice.

This cake mix made 24 medium sized cupcakes. To ensure that I have an equal amount of cake mix in all cupcake cases, I used a ice cream scope.

A small tip to ensure that the cake mix does not stick to the scope is to rub some butter all over the scope with a kitchen roll.

Please do share your thoughts  and comments with us.

Happy Baking xx


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