Thursday, September 22, 2011

Coffee Cake by DH Kiara

Hi there readers of Yue Ky's blog, Desperate Housewives in Holland. I have been asked by YueKy to guest write on her blog and I am very happy to do so. The invite was some weeks ago so this recipe, the classic coffee walnut cake recipe is long overdue- (The walnuts are optional).

200gm butter
165gm brown sugar
80gm castor sugar
3 eggs
300gm self raising flour
60ml strong espresso coffee combined with 125ml milk
1tsp coffee flavour (optional or if your coffee is not strong enough)
35gm walnuts, toasted and chopped.

Coffee Butter Cream
200gm butter
300gm icing sugar
2tbsp VERY strong espresso coffee

Beat butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beat until just combined.
Stir in half the sifted flour, then half the combined coffee and milk, stir in remaining flour, coffee mixture, then chopped walnuts, if using.

Spread mixture into 8inch pan. Bake at 180C for 1hour.
To make coffee butter cream, beat butter, sifted icing sugar and coffee until well combined.

Split cold cake in half. Place one cake layer on serving plate. Spread 1/3 of the coffee butter cream. Top with the other half, cut side down,then spread top and side of cake with remaining cream.

Cake can be frosted with other cream i.e - mousseline cream or chantilly cream.


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  1. Oh, that cake looks scrumptious! I can't wait for the opportunity to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  2. The flavor of this cakes sounds good to me. Cute drawing:D

  3. What a gorgeous coffee cake, looks delicious! Love your blog and so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

  4. Thank you for following. I am following you too, love to eat myself skinny.

  5. Oh wow, love all the flavours and sure looks delicious!
    Btw Yue Ky, I have an award for you in my blog. Do pop by to collect it ok?