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Friday, 1 May 2015

Coffee and Walnut Cake - Its Low Carb - Great Aunt Mary Will Love It

You've just heard Great Aunt Mary is visiting tomorrow ! She's always loved cakes and used to make a great 'Victoria Sandwich' ... but you've now gone low carb what do you do? Easy - you go out and get these ingredients and make a delicious low carb coffee and walnut cake. 

100 grams of ground almonds
100 grams of walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double cream

1 tablespoon of instant coffee
100 grams of clotted cream

1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Melt the butter, I used a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, cream.
3. Place 1 tablespoon of instant coffee in a cup and pour some boiling water over the coffee, keep water to a minimum, just enough to melt the coffee. Then add the dry ingredients and mix.
4. Microwave in a 700 watt for 5 minutes in a 6" x 3" micro-wave safe glass dish.
5. Allow to cool and cut in half. Spread on clotted cream and add walnut halves.

Serves 6 , around five carbs per portion.

Please note this cake is very low in carbs, but quite high in calories, so have a small slice !

It's delicious ... Great Aunt Mary will love it - so will the family.

All the best Jan


Nikki (Sarah) said...

This looks great and easy to make. Jan...wishing you a gentle weekend out there. Thanks for popping by my blog and now, being a new friend. :)

Anonymous said...

I love walnuts and coffee. Will give this a try.


Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Nikki (Sarah)

Many thanks for your kind comments. If you should try the cake I'm sure you will like it - you have a good weekend too.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Nona

Thanks for taking time to comment. I'm sure you will love this recipe ... enjoy

All the best Jan

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

It sounds delicious Jan! I don't know that clotted cream is available here in the states :(

Mrs Vimes said...

Wow Jan, that looks gorgeous. Have a lovely day with Great Aunt Mary.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Amy

Many thanks for your comment. This is a lovely recipe but you may not be able to get clotted cream in the US.

It is a traditionally made in the UK throughout Cornwall and south-west England. Clotted cream manufacture is a cottage industry, with many farms and dairies producing cream for sale in local outlets. As clotted cream is not regularly available outside south-west England, there are a number of ways to create an approximation. One example is to mix mascarpone with whipped cream, a little sugar and vanilla extract.

If ever you visit South West England I can recommend clotted cream.

Have a good weekend

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Mrs Vimes

Many thanks for your comment.
This is a great recipe for all who love coffee, walnuts and cream.
I'm sure anyone's Great Aunt (or other relation) will enjoy it.

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend.

All the best Jan