2 cups plain flour
1 stick butter
1 cup Sugar
One tablespoon instant coffee
Food Colouring - Red
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 stick butter
Small handful of walnuts
In a small bowl, sieve out 2 cups of plain flour. Add baking powder and set aside.
Dissolve the coffee and red food colouring and also set aside.
I intend on making a pink cake so i did not use too much. However, you can add any colour you want!
Measure out the butter and sugar and cream together.
Add the eggs one at a time
Add the food colouring and coffee to the butter and sugar mixture.
While slowly mixing, alternately add the flour and milk (you can replace this with buttermilk or even creamed yoghurt!)
Add vanilla extract.
Grease and flour the cake pan
Place into a pre-heated oven at 175 for 20-25mins.
Once cooled add vanilla butter-cream between the layers.
Then crush walnuts (or hazelnuts) and add to butter-cream icing.
Cover the cake with the mixture and add one single walnut to decorate.