Coffee and Walnut cake recipe

When my mum died, Dad gave me a folder full of recipes that she had kept.

Some of her notes are now showing signs of damage and age so I thought I would start putting her recipes online to refer to and perhaps someone might want to have a go at them too and let me know how they get on.

My mum was a great cook both a family one and as a paid cook for a variety of organisations not to forget her famous baking for church and community events.

You will have to do conversions as she worked in ounces and I am not going to change the language she used.

Coffee and Walnut cake

4 oz marg.

4 oz caster sugar

4 oz SR flour

2 eggs beaten

5 tbsp. v.strong coffee

2 oz chopped walnuts

4 oz icing sugar

12 walnut halves

Cream marg and sugar and beaten egg, then 2 tbsp. coffee.

Beat well.  Add chopped walnuts.

Fold in flour.

Use 7 ins square tine.

Bake 30-35 minutes mins – gas 4

Mix I sugar with remaining coffee.  Spread over cake.

Mark into 12 pieces.

Put half walnut on each.

The Pramshed


  1. AutismMumma November 11, 2013 / 3:13 pm

    How lovely, Kate. I’ve got similar from my grandma, recipes written decades ago on very old paper, I don’t ever want to recycle them. Hope you’re feeling brighter 🙂

  2. Samsam January 16, 2017 / 11:50 am

    what a lovely way to remember your mum by making one of her recipes and share it with your family #fortheloveofBLOG

  3. The Pramshed January 20, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Ah this is lovely Kate, and so nice to have been given all the old recipes. I hope that you enjoy cooking them and keeping the tradition and tastes alive. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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