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Coffee Cake

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Serves 8

This delicious coffee cake is great for all occasions and tastes AMAZING! It is simple and easy to make!

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Ingredients

  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g butter or margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee (add more if you like it strong)
  • For The Icing
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • Strawberry jam (optional)

Method

    1. Preheat the oven at 160C, 325 F,gas 3.Baseline and grease two equally sized sandwich tins. Add the sugar and the butter to a bowl and whisk until very fluffy and a pale cream.
    2. Wisk the eggs in a mug with a fork and then add them gradually to the mixture with 1 tbsp of flour each time. Make sure you don't use all the flour.
    3. Add the rest of the flour and the baking powder to the mixture and fold it in gently.
    4. Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water and add to the mixture still folding. Divide into the sandwich tins and cook for 30 minutes
    5. Meanwhile Cream the butter and the icing sugar until light and fluffy. Dissolve the coffee in boiling water, making sure you don't add too much water or the icing will be runny and add it to the butter and icing sugar. Whisk and leave in the fridge until the cake is done.
    6. Once the cakes are done and have been put onto plates spread the icing on the bottom of one of the cakes (leaving around half of the icing for the top) and spread the strawberry jam ont the bottom of the other. Spread the remainig icing ontop of the cake. decorate with cherries or walnuts. ENJOY!

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mercuryzelda
11th May, 2013
5.05
This is incredibly delicious. I used 2 tbsp of coffee in the cake, and omitted the jam. I put a layer of walnuts in the middle of the cakes, and decorated the top with some more. Needed 1 1/2 times the recommended icing to cover the sides of the cake as well. I will happily use this recipe again!
1martine
9th Apr, 2013
5.05
YUM!! So moist and yummy and I included the jam :). Gone down a treat with the family, will be making again this week lol
cakeycakeyface_4242
24th Mar, 2013
Just made this cake as cup cakes.. Delicious!!
emma4anth
23rd Mar, 2013
5.05
great recipe really easy to follow and very yummy
toddlerchef
16th Mar, 2013
I'm absolutely new to baking and tried this cake. The cake dint get baked in the centre and it sank :( tried baking for another 20 mins, but still unbaked. Dunno where I went wrong.. Cud somebody guide me as to what went wrong?
teenteen
16th Mar, 2013
What size of cake tin do you recommend?
lisa159
11th Mar, 2013
Baked this cake as a treat for my Mum on mothers day, as she loves coffee cake. Delicious!!! Defiantly recommend.
lbucket1
6th Mar, 2013
Use small cake tins for this: the recipe does not yield a lot of mixture. I used an average (8 inch) cake tin and as a result the cake did not rise as much as I'd like. Take two in smaller tins and it was perfect. The taste is INCREDIBLE though - and I omitted the jam, like most people I think.
larabanana
13th Jan, 2013
5.05
Great! Light and moist. Brilliant recipe. Left out the jam. Obviously.
catherinebarwick
2nd Jan, 2013
5.05
I have used this recipe many times and it is always a winner, nice and moist with lots of flavour! I often add a crumbled up flake of chopped walnuts to the top as a little extra.

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