Dualit Product Recipe

Coffee & Walnut Layer Cake

This delicious layer cake with coffee buttercream icing is easy to make with the Dualit Hand Mixer and Coffee Machine. The addition of chopped walnuts gives the sponge a wonderful texture.
Serves: 8-10 Prep time: 30 mins Cooking time: 25-30 mins

We used Sumatra Mandheling Compostable Coffee Capsules to make our buttercream icing but you can choose your favourite Dualit coffee blend.

Shopping List:


  • 170g self-raising flour
  • 170g margarine
  • 85g soft brown sugar
  • 85g golden syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 110g chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Buttercream Icing

  • 600g icing sugar
  • 300g butter, softened
  • 2 Dualit Sumatra Mandheling Compostable Coffee Capsules


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C.
  2. Cream the margarine, sugar and syrup until soft and light with your Dualit Hand Mixer.
  3. Add the eggs one by one, putting in a spoonful of sifted flour with each.
  4. Fold in remaining flour with the chopped walnuts and stir in the vanilla essence.
  5. Pour the mixture into two lined sandwich tins and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer poked into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Use your Dualit Coffee Machine to make two espressos.
  7. Beat sifted icing sugar and butter together until smooth.
  8. Once coffee is cool, add to butter icing bit by bit until you reach the desired strength.
  9. When cake is cold, sandwich together with butter icing and add another layer of butter icing on top.

Tip: Garnish your layer cake with whole walnuts and coffee beans to serve