Gogo’s Coffee Cake is the perfect Easter teatime treat. Create this easy peasy recipe with just a few simple ingredients.
4 x Eggs
Weigh the eggs (whole) and use the same weight to measure each of the following ingredients:
Self-Raising Flour (or Cake Flour plus 1.5 x teaspoons baking powder)
1 x teaspoon Vanilla Essence
2 x teaspoons instant coffee/or ground coffee
Turn your oven to 180 degrees. Measure all the ingredients to the same weight of the 4 eggs. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and set aside. Put the butter and sugar into another mixing bowl and whisk them together until pale and fluffy. Continue to whisk and slowly add in the egg. If it starts to curdle add a spoonful of the flour and continue. Beat the eggs into the mixture and add in the vanilla essence. Then with a spatula or spoon fold the flour into the mixture (don’t over mix at this stage). Add two teaspoons of instant coffee/or ground coffee to a mug and add a small amount of hot water and stir. Add this to the cake mixture and give one last stir.
Grease 2 x spring-form round tins (7”). Split the mixture between the two tins. Use a spatula to ease the mixture in the edges but don’t flatten. It will bake flat in the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes (but don’t peak until 25 mins otherwise it will go flat.
Remove from your oven when cooked and run a knife around the edge. Press up the bottom of the tin and remove the cake with a metal spatula or knife and lay on a wire rack to cool.
280g Icing Sugar
1 x Tablespoon Milk
¼ x Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
2 x teaspoons instant coffee/or ground coffee dissolved in a small amount of hot water.
Bang these altogether in a mixing bowl and whisk till fluffy. Smear the top of one of the cakes with this lavish coffee butter icing, carefully turn one cake over to lay over the other and serve with tea (or coffee)