What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than with a stunning classic cake? Coffee and walnut cake is one of my all time favourites - I love the bitter flavour of coffee with the creaminess of walnut. I've added in white chocolate to add a sweetness which works really well, and it makes a beautiful brittle to arrange on the top.
I'm often disappointed in those coffee and walnut cakes you can buy that don't actually taste of coffee. Coffee is a strong, punchy flavour that deserves to be glorified in a cake, not to fade into the background. You won't have that problem here. My sponge recipe is rich in coffee and dark brown sugar, so you get a real coffee hit in every slice. Click the photo or title to be taken to the recipe.