Gluten Free Coffee and Walnut Cake

This weekends baking project was a Gluten Free Coffee and Walnut Cake to accompany my favourite roast lamb dinner with Roasted whole New Potatoes, Leeks and Greens and Balsamic Roast Chantelle Carrots.

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Gluten Free Coffee and Walnut Cake


  • 50g walnut halves, plus 8 extra to decorate
  • 225g goldencaster sugar
  • 225g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 225g gluten free plain flour (Doves Farm)
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2.5 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp instant coffee
  • 2tbsp milk

For the icing

  • 125g butter
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp milk

Blitz the Sugar and Walnuts in a food processor until Walnuts finely chopped.

Add sugar, walnuts, butter and eggs to food mixer and beat until creamed.

Sieve Flour and mix in Baking Powder and Xanthan Gum

Slowly add flower to food mixer whilst still beating.

Dissolve the coffee in 1 tsp water and 2tbsp of milk then add to mixer.

Mix until smooth.

Bake in two lined 7″ cake tins at 180C for 25-30 min.

Leave to cool in tins for 10min then cool on a cooling rack.

For the icing using a mixer/blender

Sieve the icing sugar and add the butter and beat until smooth.

Dissolve the coffee in a tsp of water and 1tbsp of milk.

Beat until coffee mixed through the icing.

Top with Walnut 1/2’s

Came out way better than I thought, moist light sponge.

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