My Favourite Coffee Cake

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When I say this is my favourite coffee cake in the world, I mean it. You can add cocoa powder to the icing too, to make it more of a Mocha Cake. I would make this all the time if I could! Definitely very treaty though!

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 250g softened butter
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder

For the Frosting

  • 250g Icing Sugar
  • 80g Butter
  • 25ml milk

To decorate

  • Dark chocolate shavings
  • Coffee beans
  • Cocoa powder

A 25cm cake tin, greased and dusted with flour.

Method:

  1. To make a coffee essence, put the instant coffee and 170ml water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil over medium heat. Boil until reduced by half then remove from heat and leave to cool. Set aside a tablespoon to use in the frosting.
  2. Preheat oven to 170°C
  3. Mix the butter, sugar and coffee essence with an electric mixer. Beat until all ingredients and fully incorporated. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well. Beat in flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and mix until combined and the mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Pour mixture into the cake tin and smooth with a palette knife. Bake for 30/40 mins. Leave the cake to cool in the tin before turning out on to a cooling rack.
  5. Beat the icing sugar and butter in a bowl until well mixed. Slowly add the milk and all extra essence and continue beating until light and fluffy (at least 5 minutes).
  6. When the cake is cold, place on the serving plate and top with the frosting, cocoa powder, chocolate shavings, and coffee beans.

Lots of love,

M Xxx

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