Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Coffee and Walnut cake with tiramisu cream

Had a lovely long weekend off and really enjoyed a trip to the Union theatre, Southwark to see 'Bells are ringing'. Anna-Jane Casey was amazing (as usual) and it was a really well put together show,produced by Jonathan Russell and directed by Paul Foster. 
Back in Halifax this week at Northern Broadsides home - the Viaduct Theatre and it's great to be here even if it is a little damp and smelly!!!
Coffee cake was requested this week and i've decide to add a twist by sandwiching it together with a tiramisu cream. 
250g butter
250g caster sugar
4 eggs
250g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tblsps coffee (made strong)
75g walnut pieces

For cream

250g mascarpone cheese
142ml pot double cream
4 tblsps coffee liquor
2 tsps caster sugar
few drops vanilla extract

Make up sponges and cool.
To make cream, lightly whip double cream and then mix together with all other ingredients.
Split sponges and layer with cream.
Decorate top with cocoa and walnut halves.

Tastes really great and the alcohol gives it a bit of a kick!!
Matt, Jos and Mr.Roy thought it was fab!!!!!!