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!!!


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!