Coffee Cake Recipe

Coffee Cake Recipes

Ingredients :

3 oz butter

2 oz caster sugar

2 tbsp golden syrup

2 eggs, beaten

6 oz plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp coffee essence

3-4 tbsp buttermilk, to mix

Butter cream filling and topping:

6 oz icing sugar

3 oz butter

2 tsp coffee essence

little milk, to mix

icing sugar for dusting

Method :
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease two 7 in sandwich tins.
  3. Cream the butter, sugar and syrup.
  4. Beat in half the beaten egg with the flour and baking powder, then beat in the rest of the egg.
  5. Add the coffee essence and enough buttermilk to beat to a soft dropping consitency.
  6. Pour the mixture into the tins and level the surface.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until risen and firm to the touch.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. To make the butter cream, beat together the 6 oz icing sugar, butter, coffee, essence and enough milk to make it spreadable.
  10. Sandwich the cakes together with half the butter cream and pipe the rest around the top edge of the cake.
  11. Dust the centre with icing sugar.

Omit the coffee essence and add 1 tbsp cocoa powder to the mixture, or the finely grated rind of 1 lemon or 1 orange.

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