I love coffee. Coffee chocolates, coffee ice cream and up there at the top is, of course, my morning coffee. Heaven help you if you encounter me before I’ve had it. You have been warned! Only joking. Well, maybe not …… 😄!
Last week I came across recipes for coffee cake in three different locations on the same day and thought someone must be trying to tell me something. I decided to make the one baked by Kath over at The Ordinary Cook. She weighs her eggs (in the shells) which is something new to me, then weighs the flour, butter and sugar to the same weight. Clever! My eggs weighed quite a bit more than Kath’s so I used two 23cm sandwich tins (9 inch for those who don’t work in metric). I was also rushing a bit as I had a pile of ironing to do so I opted for the all-in-one method for mixing. (Actually, I put everything in the mixing bowl then read the method – oops!). I baked them at 150°C in my fan oven (which runs quite hot) for 25-30 mins and they looked pretty good when they came out of the oven. The cakes are sandwiched together with a lovely coffee buttercream which isn’t too sweet and, if you have any left, spread it over the top. Thanks Kath – it’s very good – just the thing for a cold and miserable day. Or any day come to think of it. Who needs an excuse!