youtube pinterest twitter facebook instagram vimeo whatsapp Bookmark Entries BURGER NEW Chevron Down Chevron Left Chevron Right Basket Speech Comment Search Video Play Icon Premium Nigella Lawson Vegan Vegetarian Member Speech Recipe Email Bookmark Comment Camera Scales Quantity List Reorder Remove Open book
Menu Signed In
More answers

Self Raising Flour In Coffee And Walnut Cake

Asked by JaneBusby. Answered on 3rd July 2020

Full question

Is it possible to use self-raising flour for the Coffee and Walnut Layer Cake?

Coffee and Walnut Layer Cake
Photo by Lis Parsons
Coffee and Walnut Layer Cake
By Nigella
  • 14
  • 2

Our answer

Nigella's Coffee And Walnut Layer Cake (from KITCHEN) is a sponge cake that includes ground walnuts in the cake batter. The cake uses plain (all-purpose) flour and the leavening is a combination of baking powder and bicarbonate of soda (baking soda). Usually we do not recommend switching plain flour for self-raising flour as it can upset the ratio of flour to leavening agents.

However for this particular recipe the amount of plain flour plus baking powder is fairly close to the combination we would use for self-raising flour. So we suspect that you could switch the plain flour for self-raising flour, omit the baking powder but still include the bicarbonate of soda. But we would emphasise that as we have not tried this combination ourselves, we are unable to guarantee the results.

Tell us what you think