Monday, July 19, 2010

Coffee cake

This is the recipe for cake that I baked for my hubby's birthday. Continued from previous post. Got this lovely recipe from One Perfect Bite- Mary's blog and it turned out just perfect.



Ingredients:

1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup instant coffee granules
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound (1 cup) unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs

Method:

1) Adjust a rack to lower third of oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Generously coat a 14 x 4 x 3-inch loaf pan with butter. Dust with flour. A nonstick baking spray may also be used.
2) Combine milk and coffee crystals in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring to dissolve crystals. Set aside to cool.
3) Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Set aside.
4) Cream butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add vanilla and sugar and beat for 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat for 1 to 2 minutes at high speed after adding last egg. Mixture will look curdled. It's not a problem.
5) With mixer on low speed, add flour in three additions and milk mixture in two. Beat only until smooth. Turn into pan. Spread until level, then use a spatula to move batter slightly up the sides of pan, leaving center slightly lower than sides.
6) Bake for 55 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Invert on rack and remove pan. Ice cooled cake upside down.

She has wonderful recipe for the icing too. Try that too. Mine had buttercream frosting.

8 comments:

Satya July 19, 2010 at 6:53 PM  

Hi Vaishnavi n Sivaranjani
i am new to ur blog...u got a wonderfull space here..with lot of yummy recipes...this coffee cake looks delicious... i love coffee and so does my hubby and i love to try this for sure... i like the last post too the happy birthday cake it looks awesome...the presentation of the cake is so inviting... i am new to baking and ur blogs is inspiring

if u get time do visit my blog

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Priya July 20, 2010 at 12:58 AM  

I dont bother to have some slices rite now, very tempting cake..

Renuka & Gopal,  July 20, 2010 at 8:08 AM  

I am sure your 'Hubby' will be very 'bulky' after eating such nice cakes.

Gulmohar July 22, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

Love coffee flavor in cakes...yumm

Happy Cook July 23, 2010 at 10:47 AM  

Delicous cake, i love cakes like this.

Parita July 25, 2010 at 7:38 AM  

Cake looks mouth watering!

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