Maple Syrup Iced Coffee Bundt Cake

Baking for someone I love has to be one of my favourite things to do. Especially when the recipient is my wonderful Father-in-law. Even more so when it is to celebrate his birthday. While I usually make him a Coffee and Walnut Cake, however, this year I’ve kept all of his favourite flavours and baked them into this beautiful Maple Syrup Iced Coffee Bundt Cake.

FF Maple Syrup Iced Coffee Bundt Cake

Baked in the Heritage Bundt tin from Nordic Ware, this cake is literally a twist on a classic, popular cake. While the distinct mould of the tin creates this incredible, swirl shaped coffee cake, which is defined with the maple syrup icing. Resulting in a stunningly outstanding cake.

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Maple Syrup Iced Coffee Bundt Cake mesmerising.

An incredibly moist and delicious cake, that includes walnuts, it is also lump free. Chopping the walnuts very finely ensures their nutty flavour mixes well with the coffee and spices. And the maple syrup icing adds another layer of flavour. Resulting in a light, not heavy sponge, that tastes fantastic.

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Maple Syrup Iced Coffee Bundt Cake full of flavour.

My Father-in-law is a very special and incredibly talented man. Much loved and respected, I consider myself to be very blessed to be part of his family. A wonderful Dad and Grandad, with a gentle sense of humour. Most of all, our children love to hear stories of his past adventures which span many centuries. Especially when he tells them of his time as a Pirate!!

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Maple Syrup Iced Coffee Bundt Cake dazzling.

No candles are needed to light up this dazzlingly, delicious cake.

Recipe: Maple Syrup Iced Coffee Bundt Cake serves 10-12

250g/9oz Unsalted Butter – softened to room temperature

250g/9oz Soft Light Brown Sugar

1/4tsp Sea Salt – I use Maldon

1tsp Vanilla Extract – I use Nielsen-Massey

2tsp Camp Coffee or 1.5tsp Instant Coffee – dissolved in 1tsp water

5 Large Free Range Eggs

100g/4oz Plain Natural Yoghurt

75g/3oz Walnut Halves or pieces – chopped or processed until they are very fine. Similar in texture to ground almonds

1/4tsp Freshly Grated Nutmeg

1/4tsp Cinnamon

200g/7oz Plain White Flour

3tsp Baking Powder

150g/5oz Icing Sugar

3tbsp Maple Syrup – I like Pure Maple

White, silver or golden sprinkles

Method: Preheat the oven to 160C/140C fan, gas mark 3, 310F.

Making And Baking The Bundt Cake

Note: I always use Wilton cake release to guarantee a clean, sharp edged finish. Apply using a soft pastry brush, taking care to ensure every part of the Bundt tin is evenly covered. Alternately brush on melted butter in the same manner, followed by a light coating of flour.

  • First of all, prepare the Bundt tin as per the instructions above.
  • Whisk the softened butter, sugar and salt together in a large bowl for at least 5 minutes. The mixture should be light and creamy.
  • Add the vanilla extract and the eggs to the bowl. Continue whisking until all of the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Now add the yoghurt, but do not stir.
  • Next add the finely chopped walnuts, then sift in the flour, baking powder and spices.
  • Using a metal spoon, fold all of the ingredients together until they are fully combined.
  • Spoon the cake batter into the prepared Bundt tin, pressing down to ensure the tin does not have any air gaps. Smooth the top of the batter.
  • Place the Bundt tin into the centre of the preheated oven and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • To test if the cake is fully baked, insert a wooden skewer. The cake is baked when the skewer comes out clean. Also the cake should spring back from a light touch and have shrunk away from the sides of the Bundt tin.
  • As soon as the cake is baked remove the from the oven. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 5-10 minutes.
  • Finally, turn the Bundt cake out on to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before icing.
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Filling the tin, baking and turning out the Bundt Cake.

Adding The Decoration

  • First, sift the icing sugar into a bowl.
  • Add the maple syrup and stir well. And then add up to one tablespoon of cold, tap water. Stir well so that the icing is a smooth, fairly thick consistency.
  • Fill a small, disposable piping bag with the maple syrup icing.
  • To ice the cake, first place the cooling rack over a large baking tray. This will allow any excess icing to drip through.
  • Snip the very end of the piping bag off, leaving a 3-4mm hole.
  • With the cake in front of you, follow the line of one swirl and pipe the icing along it. Double back on yourself, piping over the original line to ensure an even finish.
  • Continue in the same manner until all of the swirls have been iced.
  • Finish the decoration by adding sprinkles on top of the icing. Start at the bottom and finish approximately two thirds of the way up the cake. Most importantly, make sure the sprinkles all finish at the same point.
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First the icing, then add the sprinkles.

To serve, place the cake on to a plate or cake stand. Since I do not have a cake lifter, two palette knives, positioned either side of the cake, make easy work of moving the cake.

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Maple Syrup Iced Coffee Bundt Cake ready to serve.

No waiting needed! Since the icing sets pretty quickly, simply slice and serve, with a smile. Especially if you are baking this for a celebration. As has been said, a celebration without a cake is simply a meeting 😉.

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Maple Syrup Iced Coffee Bundt Cake

If you have enjoyed the recipe for this Maple Syrup Iced Coffee Bundt Cake then you may also like these:

Mascarpone Topped Carrot Cake

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Mascarpone Topped Carrot Cake

Fluted Chocolate Lemon Marble Cake

FF Maple Syrup Iced Coffee Bundt Cake
Fluted Chocolate Lemon Marble Cake

Boozy Lemon Drizzle Bundt Cake

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Boozy Lemon Drizzle Bundt Cake

 

While shop bought cakes may be convenient, nothing compares to the taste of a home baked one. Since supermarkets cannot bake love into a cake, they simply cannot compete. Most of all, when made with love and given with a smile, homemade cakes are unique gift.

So, whatever you are making, baking and creating in your kitchens, have fun preparing a feast. Finally, remember that food tastes better when it is shared.

Sammie xx

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Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies

Today I have a delicious cookie recipe for you. While it’s flavours are based on the classic coffee and walnut cake, there is also an added twist. So these Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies with a mocha drizzle are the perfect accompaniment to your morning, afternoon, anytime, cup of coffee.

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So, do you remember Camp Coffee?

While I used to have a splash of it in hot milk when I was younger, other than that I can’t remember seeing it around for the last 20 years or so. Although maybe I just wasn’t looking!

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Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies

Camp coffee is made using chicory extract. So the leaves that you add to your salad are also used to make this product. Another added benefit is that it contains 4% coffee extract, which means although not caffeine free, it has lower levels than regular coffee, without compromising flavour.

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Because it is already in liquid form, Camp coffee is very easy to use, as a coffee substitute in many recipes. Including cookies, cakes, this Camp Coffee Ice Cream and different types of icing.

While Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies are very crisp, you can confidently bite into one without the cookie crumbling apart. And the mocha drizzle adds just the right amount of chocolate/coffee sweetness, however, you can easily leave it off if you are watching your sugar intake.

Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies

Since the recipe makes approximately 10 cookies I strongly suggest making a double batch. And take them in to work, to share with your colleagues over morning coffee. Also you can ask if anyone remembers the, oh-so-familiar bottle?

Recipe: Makes 10 Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies

100g/4oz Unsalted Butter – softened to room temperature

75g/3oz Caster Sugar

1/8tsp Salt – I use Maldon

1/2tsp Camp Coffee  widely available from supermarkets, grocery shops and on line

1/2tsp Vanilla Extract – I use Nielsen-Massey

100g/4oz Plain White Flour

40g/2.5oz Walnuts processed to a ground almond consistency

30g small walnut pieces

Drizzle:

150g/5oz Icing Sugar sifted

10g/0.5oz Cocoa Powder sifted

1/4 tsp Camp Coffee alternatively dissolve 1/2 tsp instant coffee in 1 tsp hot water and allow to cool

1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

Approx 25mls water

Method: Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan, gas mark 5, 375F

Making The Coffee And Walnut Cookie Dough

  • First of all line 2 baking trays with non stick silicone mats or baking parchment.
  • In a medium size bowl add the butter, sugar and salt.
  • Whisk/beat until pale and creamy.
  • Add the Camp coffee and vanilla extract. Whisk/beat to combine.
  • Process the 40g of walnuts either in a food processor or mini chopper, until they are finely ground and resemble ground almonds.
  • Add the flour, ground walnuts and walnut pieces to the bowl.
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The ground walnuts really add to the nutty flavour and crisp texture of this cookie.
  • Use a spoon to stir and bring all the ingredients together.
  • Divide the mixture into ten and roll into balls.
  • Place the cookie dough balls on to the baking tray.
  • Press down to flatten the balls into discs.
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Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies ready for the oven.

Baking The Cookies

  • Place the baking trays evenly spaced apart in the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes.
  • Turn the baking trays around halfway through baking.
  • The Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies are baked when they are crisp and golden.
  • As soon as the cookies are baked remove the baking trays from the oven and allow them to cool on the trays.
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Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies freshly baked and they smell wonderful 😉

Making the Mocha Drizzle

  • Sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl.
  • Add the Camp coffee and vanilla extract.
  • Next add 20mls of water and stir with a spoon adding the extra water, if needed, to make a thick icing that can be drizzled.
  • Place all of the cookies on a cooling rack that is placed over a large baking tray.
  • Spoon the drizzle into a small disposable piping bag, alternately you can drizzle the icing over the cookies with a spoon.
  • Snip the very end off of the piping bag and pipe zig zag lines across the cookies.

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Finally, serve these delicious Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies, once the icing has set, with a drink of your choice. I am especially thrilled that these cookies withstand gentle ‘dunking’. Because in my house, dunking cookies makes them hat extra bit special.

In addition to my family our post lady enjoyed one of these cookies when she delivered a parcel late this morning. I can see these disappearing fast, so next time I’ll make a double batch! Because we encourage sharing here at home baked treats can disappear quickly. And it’s always nice to surprise delivery people with a quick snack.

    Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies

If you have enjoyed this recipe for Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies here are some others you might like too:

Apricot Oat Crumble Cookies

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Apricot Oat Crumble Cookies

Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramac Caramel Cookies

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Caramac Caramel Cookies

Since I start everyday with a cup of tea and a cookie/biscuit (same difference!) these cookies are ideal. And with just enough sweetness to kickstart my body and not too much caffeine to overload my system.

Since we I am a self confessed Cookie Monster, constantly trying new recipes. Although my preference is always for something nutty or with oats, so these Camp Coffee Walnut Cookies are perfect.

Do you have a set way to start your day?

So, whatever you are making, baking and creating in your kitchens, have fun preparing and sharing your feast.

Sammie xx

 Camp Coffee Club provided me with the Camp Coffee to make this recipe. All views, opinions, content and photographs are my own and may only be reproduced with my permission. Please see my Disclosure Policy.

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