2 cups SR
1/2 tsp each of gr cloves & allspice
1.5 tsp gr cinnamon
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp each of gr ginger & salt
125g butter
2/3 cup cold strong coffee
2 sandwich tins
coffee flavoured butter icing

Cream b&s, add eggs one at a time and beat well. Add flour, sifted well with the spice, and cold coffee. Turn into sandwich tins, bake in mod oven 20-25 mins.
Fill and ice with coffee flavoured butter icing. Decorate with chopped walnuts.


1 cup SR
4 eggs – put 1 aside for filling?
125g walnuts
1 c sugar
2 Tab butter
1 Tab coffee essence*

Cream b&s, add eggs one at a time; beat until it looks light. Sift in flour, walnuts and coffee.
Beat thoroughly, put into sandwich tins: bake 15 mins.

1 level Tab cornflour
1 Tab sugar
1 Tab butter
1/2 c milk
yolk of 1 egg

egg white beaten
1 Tab walnuts
1 tsp coffee essence

Stir over heat until thick, beat til smooth. Then add egg white, walnuts and coffee essence.

* I always use a high quality freeze dried instant coffee. And it makes lovely cakes muffins etc… Just add a touch of boiling water. Alternative is to buy Bushell’s Coffee and Chicory Essence – nothing like it for cooking.