I have always loved coffee cake so I was delighted to come across this lovely recipe in You magazine for The Daily Mail last Saturday. My mum is still here so we decided to road test it for a change from her usual coffee cake recipe. I have to say the addition of the pistachio nuts adds a fabulous texture to the mix...
225g caster sugar
4 large eggs
3 tbsps strong cold coffee
75g pistachio nuts finely chopped
250g self-raising flour,sifted
25g icing sugar,for dusting
300ml double cream
2tbsp icing sugar
110g pistachios,roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 180c .Grease two 8in sandwich tins. Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and whisk until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time until well incorporated. Add the cold coffee and the chopped nuts then carefully fold in the flour. Pour the mixture into the prepared tins and transfer to a warm oven. Bake for 20 mins until risen and golden brown. Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.
For the filling, pour the cream into a bowl and whisk until it forms soft peaks. Add the icing sugar and nuts and fold gently with a spatula until the mixture forms soft peaks.
To finish spread the filling on one half of the cake and sandwich together with the other half. Top with a dusting of icing sugar and serve.
A gorgeous mid afternoon treat ,and one which I will definitely be making again soon!
Have a lovely day:)