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coffee walnut cake!!!!!!

Posted by Paul on 09 Sep 2012, 11:15

Vital stats; diameter 25cm´s, height 9.5 cm´s, weight 250 g.
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for scale; 28mm Perry
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I´m the king of the castle!!!
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Posted by mickey mouse on 09 Sep 2012, 11:43

quiet strange... where's ma castle :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

nice one paul
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Posted by Kekso on 09 Sep 2012, 11:57

I like groundwork :-D
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Posted by zzed on 09 Sep 2012, 17:48

excellent painting of the figure

and that was a very nice cake
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Posted by Peter on 09 Sep 2012, 20:28

Looks tasty :P

But please don't let Remco see this! He will come over to get the rest of it, even when it are just walnuts :mrgreen:

What was the occasion? It isn't your birthday yet! :-D
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Posted by Paul on 10 Sep 2012, 09:02

Peter wrote:What was the occasion? It isn't your birthday yet! :-D

Pure greed. I saw this;

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and it came with a recipe so it had to be made.
3/4 gone already!!!!
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Posted by Peter on 10 Sep 2012, 09:17

Close your doors and windows! Remco could try to get that last fourth :mrgreen:

Okay next FIGZ you can bring the "vlaai" with you :-D :joker:
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Posted by Paul on 10 Sep 2012, 09:42

Peter wrote:Close your doors and windows! Remco could try to get that last fourth :mrgreen:

Okay next FIGZ you can bring the "vlaai" with you :-D :joker:

I´ll make one and bring with. :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 10 Sep 2012, 11:03

Will you post "how to make" tutorial here???
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Posted by Susofrick on 10 Sep 2012, 11:13

Even if the knight is too big, the cake seems to be the right scale! :-D :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Paul on 10 Sep 2012, 13:01

Kekso wrote:Will you post "how to make" tutorial here???
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No problem :-D
Coffee Walnut Cake with Coffee Mascarpone Cream


1 cup walnuts (about 4 ounces), toasted, chopped, divided
1 cup sugar, divided
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk

Coffee-mascarpone cream
4 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1 tablespoon water
1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup (4 ounces) mascarpone cheese*
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup finely chopped bittersweet chocolate (my addition, optionally)
3/4 cup (about 3 ounces) walnuts, toasted, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt

*Italian cream cheese; sold at many supermarkets and at Italian markets. preparation

For cake:
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Butter and flour two 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Blend 1/2 cup walnuts, 1 tablespoon sugar, and espresso in processor until nuts are finely ground. Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Gradually add remaining sugar (1 cup minus 1 tablespoon), beating until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then egg yolk. Add ground walnut mixture and vanilla; beat to blend. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in dry ingredients in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions. Fold in remaining 1/2 cup walnuts. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.

Bake cake layers until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 26 minutes. Cool in pans 5 minutes, then turn out onto racks and cool completely.

For coffee-mascarpone cream:
Stir espresso and 1 tablespoon water in large bowl until coffee dissolves. Add cream, mascarpone, sugar, and vanilla. Beat until filling is thick and smooth (do not overbeat or filling may curdle).

Place 1 cake layer on platter, flat side up. Spread half of filling over cake. Sprinkle the chopped chocolate on top of filling. Place second layer, flat side down, on filling. Spread remaining filling over top. Mix walnuts, cinnamon, and salt. Sprinkle over top of cake. Cover with cake dome. Chill at least 1 hour and up to 1 day.

Serves 10-12


I don´t know why they reckon "serves 10-12"...i ate well over 1/3rd on my own (mind you I felt a bit sick afterwards :mrgreen: )
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Posted by Kekso on 10 Sep 2012, 13:33

Thanks a lot. I will try it for sure (I love to cook too ;-) )
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Posted by Paul on 10 Sep 2012, 14:10

We used de-caffinated coffee (best because of the children)
It´s a very "heavy" cake..and best eaten with some cream as it is a bit dry.. Next time we will add a bit more butter.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 11 Sep 2012, 20:20

Hmmmmm looks like something for .... ME
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So next FIGZ this one is mine? ;-)
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Posted by Peter on 11 Sep 2012, 20:23

Dad's Army wrote:Hmmmmm looks like something for .... ME
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So next FIGZ this one is mine? ;-)

I told you Paul :mrgreen:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 11 Sep 2012, 20:31

@Peter, you are a wise man.... And Icecream I like as well ;-)
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Posted by mickey mouse on 11 Sep 2012, 20:42

no remco, YOU cant... paul already eaten THAT one :mrgreen: ;-)
but perhaps he could make one and share??? :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 11 Sep 2012, 21:57

Dad's Army wrote:@Peter, you are a wise man.... And Icecream I like as well ;-)

Said Mr McFlurry :mrgreen:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 11 Sep 2012, 22:06

Peter wrote:Said Mr McFlurry :mrgreen:

That's me :mrgreen:
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Posted by Gowan on 13 Sep 2012, 08:22

I have learnt 2 very inportant things in this post
1) how to make a really nice looking coffee walnut cake
2) and more importantly Remco will eat the cake if not stopped :lol:

dont worry remco I have a reputation for eating all the buscuits before anyone else :evil: hmm I thought there was 2 left. :-D
great post paul, just a shame the fig was the wronge size :angry2:
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