Sunday, 27 December 2015

RECIPE : Cappuccino cake

If you like coffee you will love this cake, if you like chocolate you will love this cake, if you love cake you will definitely love this cake!!!!! Don't be put off if you're not a coffee lover, its not as intense as it sounds, its more of a chocolate cake with a hint of coffee. And if you really hate coffee then why not substitute it with caramel flavouring? 

To make the cake you will need :

50 gms Cocoa powder
6 tblsps boiling water
3 eggs
50 mls milk
175 gms self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder 
100 gms margarine/butter
275 gms caster sugar

To make the coffee cream filling/topping you will need :

300 mls whipping cream
1 tsp coffee
2 tsp boiling water

Method : Cake

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and prepare x2 cake tins
Mix cocoa powder with the hot water until it makes a smooth paste (dont be tempted to stick your finger in to taste as it smells so chocolatey and delicious - it is bitter and will not taste as nice as it smells - I found out the hard way ha ha ha!)
Cream the butter and sugar together
Beat the eggs together with the milk and add to the creamed butter and sugar
Mix in your cocoa mix
Sift in your flour and baking powder - don't over mix
Pour into the two prepared tins and bake for 25-30 mins (test with a skewer to make sure its cooked in the centre)
All to cool and then remove from the tins
Place on a wire rack to cool completely before adding the cream filling/topping

Method : Coffee cream filling/topping

Whip 300mls whipping cream (or double cream) 
Mix 1 tsp of coffee with 2 tsp of boiling water - stir till dissolved
Add to the whipped cream and fold in til mixed
Spilt into two lots and sandwich one half in-between the two cakes and use the other half to spread on the top.

Dust with cocoa powder and add walnuts/pecans if you wish :D 


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