Espresso And Walnut Loaf

by

Drop

POSTED 23 March 2020 (LAST UPDATED 23 June 2021)

Serves

10

Total Time

1hrs 5mins

Calories

607

This rich espresso and walnut loaf is sandwiched with a sweet mascarpone layer and topped with a glossy coffee glaze

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    INGREDIENTS


  • Plain flour icon
    Plain flour

    225 g (about 1 ¾ cups)

  • Light brown sugar icon
    Light brown sugar

    225 g (about 1 ¼ cups)

  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt

    2 g (about ¼ teaspoon)

  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder

    2 teaspoons (about 10 g)

  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil

    225 ml (about 1 cup)

  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk

    4 (about 80 g)

  • Milk icon
    Milk

    50 g (about 3 ⅜ tablespoons)

  • Coffee icon
    Coffee

    115 g (about ½ cup)strong

  • Egg white icon
    Egg white

    4 (about 120 g)

  • Walnuts icon
    Walnuts

    75 g (about ¾ cup)chopped

  • Mascarpone cheese icon
    Mascarpone cheese

    250 g (about 1 cup)

  • Molasses icon
    Molasses

    20 g (about 2 ⅞ teaspoons)

  • Coffee icon
    Coffee

    20 ml (about 20 g)strong

  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar

    120 g (about 1 cup)

  • Walnuts icon
    Walnuts

    as needed

    METHOD


  • 1. Pre-heat oven - 170°C
  • 2. Grease a clean loaf pan
  • 3. Line with parchment paper
  • 4. Add plain flour, light brown sugar, sea salt and baking powder to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 5. Whisk until combined
  • 6. Add sunflower oil, egg yolk, milk and coffee to the batter
  • 7. Mix until smooth then set aside
  • 8. Add egg white to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 9. Beat until stiff peaks form
  • 10. Fold egg whites into batter until just combined
  • 11. Add walnuts to the batter
  • 12. Mix gently until just combined
  • 13. Transfer batter to loaf pan
  • 14. Bake until skewer tests clean - 45 min, 170°C
  • 15. Let cool - 5 min
  • 16. Transfer onto cooling rack
  • 17. Add mascarpone cheese, molasses, coffee and powdered sugar to a clean medium bowl
  • 18. Mix until smooth then set aside
  • 19. Add powdered sugar and coffee to a clean small bowl
  • 20. Mix until smooth then set aside
  • 21. Assemble cake
  • 22. Spread filling with cake
  • 23. Drizzle cake with glaze
  • 24. Decorate with walnuts

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