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I've made a lot of cakes in my time but the a traditional coffee cake is aways by far my favourite to buy and to make — who doesn't love coffee? As I promised my work colleague a little midweek treat I thought I would share with you my recipe so you can all make you own coffee cake delights. Remember the decoration is completely down to you, you could go all out with a coffee cream topping, add a couple of walnuts or add a sprinkling of icing sugar. 

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

Method 
1. Preheat the oven at 160C. Baseline and grease two equally sized sandwich tins.

2. Add the sugar and the butter to a bowl and whisk until very fluffy and a pale cream.

3. 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 though.

4. Now add the rest of the flour and the baking powder to the mixture and fold it in gently.

5. Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water and add to the mixture still folding.

6. Divide the mixture into the sandwich tins and cook for 30 minutes. 

7. While thats baking we can make the butter cream centre. Cream the butter and the icing sugar until light and fluffy.

8. 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.

Once the cakes are done and have been put onto plates spread the icing on the bottom of one of the cakes you can either use half of the mixture for the centre and use the remaining half on top or use the lot in the centre 

I would love know if you give this recipe a try and would love to see some pictures so tag me in on twitter or comment below! 

1 comment

  1. I love coffee cake- often more than a chocolate one! I will have to remember this recipe! Lydia Eve | www.lydia-eve@blogspot.co.uk x

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