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5 large eggs room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2teaspoon instant coffee powder
3 tablespoons water boiling
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour, all-purpose sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ cup coffee very strong
2 tablespoons liqueur coffee flavor
1 walnuts chopped, toasted
1 coffee beans, whole chocolate

Note: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Chill 4 hours before serving.


Separate eggs.
Combine egg yolks and 1 cup sugar in large bowl and beat until thick and lemon colored, about 5 minutes.
Dissolve coffee powder in boiling water.
Blend in vanilla and dissolved coffee powder.
Combine flour and baking powder and blend into batter.
Beat egg whites until stiff.
Fold into batter.
Turn into ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
Bake 30 minutes.
Invert onto rack and let stand until completely cool.
For frosting: Whip cream with 2 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form.
Add cold coffee and liqueur and beat until stiff.
Slice cake crosswise into thirds.
Use about 1/3 of cream frosting to fill layers and remainder to frost entire cake (save some frosting and pipe rosettes over top for garnish, if desired).
Chill until whipped cream is slightly firm.
Press nuts onto sides of cake and arrange coffee beans atop rosettes, if desired.


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