Coffee and Walnut Cake

Note: These recipes use NZ measurements. 1 c = 1 cup = 250 ml. 1 T = 1 tablespoon = 15 ml. 1 D = 2 teaspoons. 1 t = 1 teaspoon = 5ml. If you're in America, you may find you need a little extra baking powder in recipes that use it.

4oz butter
6oz brown sugar
3 eggs, separated
7oz self-raising flour
1/2 c milk
1t vanilla
4oz chopped walnuts
300ml strong black coffee
1/4 c brandy
castor sugar

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks. Fold in flour alternately with milk and vanilla. Whip egg whites until stiff. Fold alternately with walnuts into batter. Pour into a buttered and floured 23cm cake tin. Bake at 180C for about 45 minutes. Mix coffee with brandy and enough sugar to make a sweet syrup. Transfer cooled cake to a platter with a raised edge and poured syrup on. Repour on the syrup that is not absorbed. Keep on doing this until all liquid is absorbed.

Source: Notebook