Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Coffee Cake on a Rainy September Day ...

I love Autumn ... woolly jumpers, big boots, hats and gloves all come out of the wardrobe. I almost froze to death at work today in my still summerish office clothes! What better way to warm up than get into the kitchen and make a cake!

I'm making my first ever coffee cake. While having a cup of tea and piece of coffee cake in Seale on Saturday - I suddenly thought "why have I never made coffee cake?" So here I am with my first ever coffee cake baking away. My parents are coming to visit this weekend, so another reason to get something yummy in the oven!

Here is the recipe:

175g self raising flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
175g marg
175g soft brown sugar
2 tsp instant coffee mixed with 2 tsp boiling water

Bung all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk until smooth. Divide between two tins and bake at 180/gas 4 for 25 minutes.

Sandwich together with coffee buttercream and a good dollop spread on the top of the cake .... decorate with walnuts, choc buttons etc .... picture to follow!!!

4 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

Yummm sounds good!

Victoria xx

re said...

I love autumn too!

Kelly said...

Oh that sound really good! i think coffee cake is my favourite!
I'm with you on the twilight obsession! and if you are wrong to have a 'little crush' on EC then I am too!!!!

Lots of Love

Kelly xxx

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Can`t wait to see the cake!
The recipe sounds fab.
I too L.O.V.E cake!

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES,
DEBBIE MOSS