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Coffee Cake

Ingredients
For the cake
  Butter 4 Ounce, softened
  Castor sugar 4 Ounce
  Instant coffee powder 1 Tablespoon
  Boiling water 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 3 Ounce
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Eggs 2 , well beaten
  Ground almonds 2 Ounce
For the icing:
  Unsalted butter 2 Ounce
  Sifted icing sugar 4 Ounce
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2) Butter two 7-inch sandwich tins.

MAKING
3) In a bowl, beat together butter and sugar to get a light and fluffy mixture. Add in dissolved coffee. Mix well.
4) Into a bowl sift the flour with baking powder and salt. Add in 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture into the creamy mixture.
5) Add in the eggs, one by one. Fold in the rest of the flour along with the ground almonds.
6) Transfer the mixture into the two sandwich tins equally. Bake for 25 minutes or until the cakes leave the edges of the tins.
7) Let the cakes cool in their tins for 10 minutes. Unmould, and let cool completely.
8) For the icing, beat the butter and icing sugar in a bowl. Add in the dissolved coffee.
9) With a fork, draw wavy patters over the top of the cake.
10) If you wish to freeze the cake, do so at this point by freezing the cake till firm. pack it in a rigid container and seal till use.

SERVING
11) Serve the Coffee Cake by spreading the prepard coffee icing between the cakes like a sandwich. Spread the leftover icing over the cake.
12) Thaw the frozen cake by placing at room temperature for about 3 hours.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes

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