Easy Coffee And Pecan Cake Recipe


There’s nothing like a slice of homemade cake to lift your spirits and with todays recipe you’re bound to have a happy tummy too! My husband loves Coffee and Walnut cake but it’s not one of my faves, so when he requested one recently I had to make my own version and came up with this incredibly easy Coffee And Pecan Cake Recipe. The pecan offers a slight twist on the walnut but it’s still a traditional flavour combination. Then the cake is filled to bursting with freshly whipped cream delicately flavoured with Kahlua coffee liqueur.


8oz/ 225g Self Raising Flour

8oz/ 225g Unsalted Butter

8oz/ 225g Soft Brown Sugar

4 Eggs

2 1/2 Tbsp Freshly made Espresso

3oz/ 85g Pecans (with a few extra for decoration)

Double Cream

Optional – Kahlua Coffee Liqueur to taste


Step 1

Combine the flour, butter, sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl and whisk until light and fluffy.

Step 2

Add the Espresso, I recommend using some that has been freshly made and cooled slightly. Chop the pecans and fold into the mixture.

Step 3

Divide the cake batter between two oiled cake tins and bake in an oven approximately 175C/ 350F/ Gas Mark 4 for 30minutes or until cooked through. Cool the cakes on a wire rack.

Step 4

Once the cakes are cooled it’s time to make the filling. How much cream you use depends on your own preference (I like a lot!). Whip the cream using an electric mixer and then add in coffee liqueur to taste, adding 1/2 tbsp at a time.

Sandwich the two cake halves together using the cream.

Finally decorate the top of your cake with a few piped blobs of cream, then pop a pecan on top of each blob and push it down ever so slightly.

Remember that as this cake contains fresh cream it will be need to be kept in the fridge. 🙂

That’s all there is to it!

Boursin Fig and Walnut!

This weekend many of us will be making our annual festive trip to the supermarket to stock up on anything and everything our family might desire over Christmas!

I have so many seasonal favourites that it would be hard to list them all, but I always look forward to the evening when my family and I tuck into cheese and biscuits. This may sound mundane, but Christmas tends to invade cheese counters across the country and all of a sudden you can purchase Christmas Pudding cheese, Whisky cheese and even Chocolate cheese!

Not all live up to my expectations, so it was with absolute festive delight that I tucked into Boursin’s new offering Fig & Walnut. It has a wonderful sweet flavour against a nutty backdrop and the familiar Boursin creaminess. It can even be used to make some fabulous recipes, although I sincerely doubt it will hang around long enough for that 🙂

Would I recommend this product?

Most definitely, add it to your shopping list now 🙂

Can it be improved in anyway?

Larger packs 🙂



My Three Favourite… Things In My Lounge

It’s our second ‘My Three Favourite…’ post Anne of our sister site and shop AngelEden.co.uk tells us her three favourite things in her lounge. Take it away Anne:

First it’s my fire guard. I was on a walk one bank holiday when I came across a small garage sale. I was immediately drawn to the fire guard, it was covered in paint and had broken glass. I bought it for just £3.00, I intended to try and renovate it, but if I failed at least I had not wasted much money.

The lady who sold it to me said her aunt had worked the tapestry during World War II, but by this point it had stood in her garage for many years. I removed the broken glass and vacuumed the tapestry. Next I stripped the wood and then applied several coats of wax. Once it was cleaned up I realised that the colours of the picture suited my lounge perfectly and it now has pride of place on the hearth.

I love the shape and design of this music stand which is made by Malcolm Smith. It’s carved from Walnut and although I don’t actually play an instrument, I use it to display pictures and books. Malcolm has a small workshop and showroom in Cromford in Derbyshire and it’s well worth a visit.

Finally I love my group of fairies made by Rebecca Morledge. Rebecca does fantastic illustrations, but also makes a whole crowd of fairies and these were made just for me in the colours I requested.