Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Bittersweet Coffee Cake by MarEliz

Thank you Linda of Life and Linda and Miz Helen of Full Plate Thursday for featuring my Filipino Cocido this week.

When I started not to care about how pretty the way my cake looks, it gave me courage and enjoyment to continue baking. This is one coffee cake that seriously knocked me down.. because it was so good. I even don't have coffee essence at home although I always include it on my list but I seem to forget it all the time. Then came one perfect boring day and I wanted something sweet, something different, something that will satisfy my craving. Guess what, why not make a coffee cake? I was hesitant at first because I only have the normal coffee granules in my cupboard but the experimental side of me invaded my imagination.

Good thing I have a small jar of coffee granules in my cupboard. Years before, I used to be a coffee lover but for some reasons I suffered from fibrosystic disease so the doctor advised me not take coffee anymore. But the coffee addict inside me would sneak from time to time and when I am all alone I would enjoy a cup of hot coffee. Oh good gracious coffee, it makes me alive and wonderful. Perhaps coffee flavor in a cake would bring a different twist and I was right after all.

2 cups flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter
3 tbsp coffee granules
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 whole eggs
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
For the icing:
3/4 cup butter
450 grams powdered sugar
3 tbsp coffee granules
1/4 salt
4 tbsp heavy cream
For the Chocolate Ganache: (optional)
1 cup semi sweet dark chocolate
1/2 cup whipping cream
In a bowl, microwave the cream for 45 second.
Add in the chocolates and gently mix using a spoon or spatula. Set aside

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour two round baking pans. 
In a large bowl mix sugar, flour and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.
Melt butter in a pot over medium low heat. 
While melting, add 3 tbsp coffee granules to 1 cup hot water..as in hot water. Set aside.
Once butter has melted, add coffee mixture. 
Let it boil for 10 seconds, turn off the heat and set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine: buttermilk, eggs, baking and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
Pour butter/coffee mixture into the flour mixture. Stir the mixture together gently. 
Once the heat cool down, add the egg mixture. Mix well.
Pour in to the prepared pans and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool the cakes completely.
For the icing: combine all ingredients then frost the cake. Chill for an hour before serving.

Oh, look at that, she is not pretty...I know ..I know..with such imperfect curves but I tell you this is such a magnificent cake. Its coffee, its sweet, its strong, the aroma is extra ordinary and yes.. again..its coffee.. a coffee cake. The moment I tasted it, I laughed, I giggled and I have this gigantic smile because I have made such imperfect shape of a cake but it is so natural and I would rather leave her that way.. I have had a slice, go ahead, take yours.. I never thought coffee granules would be terrific in a cake. This is a serious situation..if there's a will, there's a way...I am a coffee addict and its bad but I found a way..turn coffee into a cake and it's just right..so right..

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  1. This looks seriously good! My mercy and it's so pretty too! Gonna pin this recipe. Thanks for sharing girl. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. This sounds delicious! I will be trying it, for sure! Pinned.

  3. That cake looks so rich and moist! It's dinner!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope the rest of your week is amazing!

  4. Your Bittersweet Coffee Cake looks delicious!Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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