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Eggless Coffee, Caramel and Walnut Cake


4 layers of soft coffee sponge studded with walnuts layered with gooey coffee caramel and creamy coffee buttercream. The recipe doesn’t require eggs or dairy plus it’s super simple to make. 








Eggless Coffee, Caramel and Walnut Cake


We start with a coffee infused buttermilk, yoghurt and brown sugar that incredibly tender crumb. Each layer is covered with gooey coffee caramel and velvety smooth coffee buttercream for that gorgeous flavour. The cake is finished with a caramel drip topping and walnuts for the perfect cake to celebrate Mothers Day or Easter. 






Egg-free, dairy-free and so easy to make!



Step by Step Instructions


Start by preheating a fan oven to 175 C then line and lightly grease 4 6-inch tins. In a large bowl combine the coffee, milk and vinegar. Set aside for about 10 minutes until it begins to thicken to a similar consistency to single cream. This creates a dairy-free buttermilk alternative but you could substitute this for a dairy buttermilk.









Using a sieve, sift in the dry ingredients. Gently mix until JUST combined - overmxing here will cause too much air in the batter which can result in a dense sponge. Fold in the walnuts and then pour into the tins and bake for 25-35 minutes (or until golden and cooked through - insert a knife or toothpick into the centre to test!)




Whilst the sponge is baking, make the caramel sauce by simply combining the ingredients (yes - it's really that easy!). Depending on the nut butter you are using you may want to warm this slightly so it is easier to mix, or add slightly more coconut oil until gooey and pourable.


Next, make the buttercream. Start by dissolving your coffee in hot water so this has time to cool to room temperature. With a hand mixer or paddle attachment on your stand mixer, cream the butter on medium-high until it’s creamy and light in colour.

With the mixer on low, add the powdered sugar bit by bit, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. 
Add coffee and then mix until smooth.



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