Saturday, 10 April 2010

A Specially Brewed Cake

Living with him or not, I have been baking him birthday cakes for the past few years. This time I was too busy to bake one. Felt so guilty about it. Thus baked a cake the next day. It is a favourite flavour of mine; coffee. Just love the aroma of coffee. I incorporated some chopped almond to give the cake a bite and additional flavour.

Coffee Almond Cake

What do we need:

1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup soft brown sugar
2 eggs

1 tbsp instant coffee granules
1 tbsp hot water

2 tbsp chopped almonds

How do we do it:

Dissolve the instant coffee granules with the hot water. Leave to cool.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Stir in the cooled coffee. Fold in the sifted flour mixture.

Pour the mixture into a greased and flour or paper lined pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 175° C for about 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack.


Fill and/or frost the cake with your favourite frosting. Decorate as per desired.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DEAREST BROTHER


6 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

So beautifully decorated! I love the coffee flavored in cake too.

Linda said...

Hi, Pushpa! So happy to see a post from you, and a delicious b'day cake at that :) Hope dear brother had a happy day, and hope you are back with more soon :)

Maaya said...

hey this turned out just great! the decoration are so cool

Christine said...

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Knorr Soup said...

What an easy and simple recipe, and at the same time so very healthy and full of the aroma of coffee and heavenly nuts! Today, with more and more lifestyle related diseases like obesity and diabetes plaguing us Indians, such a recipe would do us a world of good, not to mention cater to our taste buds! For some expert tips on healthy eating habits check out our blog at http://knorratseven.blogspot.com/

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