Coffee and walnut cake loaf

We had a family BBQ and I need to whip together something fairly quick and simple.

I had a loaf tin, walnuts and coffee. All the main things to make a coffee and walnut cake loaf I guess…


2 cups self raising flour 

2 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup vegan butter

1 cup granulated sugar 

3 tbsp flaxseed + 9 tbsp water

1 tsp vanilla paste

1 1/4 cup plant milk (soy milk) 

1 tbsp instant coffee 1tbsp boiling water and 1 tbsp cold water

100g walnuts

Coffee buttercream

2 tbsp vegan spread

1 tsp instant coffee 1tsp cold water 1tsp boiling water

6 tbsp Icing sugar

1 tsp Vanilla paste


  1. Turn your oven to pre heat on fan assisted to 180°C
  1. In a bowl, add the sugar, vanilla extract and butter and mix together in a bowl till it creams together.
  2. While they are mixing together I got the flaxseed and water mix ready and soaking, ready to add later.
  3. In another bowl, add all the dry ingredients (self raising flour, baking powder and bicarbonate soda) and sieve out any lumps.
  4. Add the dry mix to the butter and sugar. Add the milk in slowly until it is smooth and you have a cake batter.
  5. Add the flax seed to the cake batter, along with the instant coffee. Mix thoroughly.
  6. In a blender, coarsely grind up the walnuts and add to the batter mix.
  7. Grease and line your loaf tin and fill with the cake batter.
  8. Pop in the oven for 40-45 mins. Use a metal screwer to make sure the cake is fully cooked by poking it into the centre of the cake and seeing if it comes out clean.
  9. Once cooked, remove from the oven. Allow to cool for around 20 mins before removing it for the tin.
  10. To make the butter cream, leave the vegan spread out for a little while to soften. This will make it easier work when mixing.
  11. Add the icing sugar to the butter, mix until it’s fully combined.
  12. Add you vanilla paste and instant coffee and mix.
  13. Once the cake is fully cooled down, spread on the top of the sponge and garnish with walnuts!

This cake was fully finished and enjoyed by a mix of omni, veggie and vegan family.


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