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Rich Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup strong brewed coffee
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup sour cream

Special Equipment Needed:
- 9-inch round cake pan
- Electric mixer
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla extract.
4. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until just blended.
5. Stir in the coffee, walnuts, and sour cream until just blended.
6. Pour batter into prepared pan.
7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
8. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Time:
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 12

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 350
Fat: 18g
Carbohydrates: 41g
Protein: 6g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Butter: Can be substituted with vegan margarine or coconut oil
- White sugar: Can be substituted with coconut sugar or maple syrup
- Eggs: Can be substituted with a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water)
- Coffee: Can be substituted with espresso or decaffeinated coffee
- Walnuts: Can be substituted with almonds, pecans, or hazelnuts
- Sour cream: Can be substituted with plain Greek yogurt

Variations:
- Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter for a spiced flavor
- Add ½ cup of cocoa powder to the batter for a chocolate flavor
- Add 1 cup of shredded coconut to the batter for a coconut flavor

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy for a light and airy cake
- Make sure to beat in the dry ingredients until just blended for a moist cake
- Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely

Storage Instructions:
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve with a dollop of whipped cream
- Dust with powdered sugar
- Drizzle with melted chocolate

Garnishes:
- Chocolate shavings
- Chopped nuts
- Sprinkles

Pairings:
- Ice cream
- Fresh fruit
- Whipped cream

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Roasted vegetables
- Salad
- Roasted potatoes

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the cake is too dry, add a few tablespoons of milk to the batter
- If the cake is too wet, add a few tablespoons of flour to the batter

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before beginning
- Make sure to use a clean bowl and utensils
- Make sure to wash your hands before and after handling ingredients

Food History:
Coffee and walnut cake has been a popular dessert in the United Kingdom since the 1950s. It is believed to have originated in the United States, where it was known as “coffee cake”.

Flavor Profiles:
This cake has a rich, nutty flavor with hints of coffee and vanilla.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.

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Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Moist, Coffee, Coffee-Flavored