Coffee Cake with Coffee Buttercream Icing

Ever since I saw this cake recipe on Divya's Easycooking blog, I badly wanted to try it out. Finally, last weekend I baked it!!! It was too delicious; the coffee taste of the cake, the buttercream icing, everything was just mind-blowing!!The taste still lingers on my tongue...*smiles*


Once a cake is baked, I'm never patient enough to wait for it to cool down. That is the reason you could see my icing flowing down...*smiles*...But no worries; just put it in the fridge for some time and it would set....



Coffee Cake
Recipe Source: Divya's Easycooking

Ingredients:
Flour/Maida - 1 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Brown Sugar/ White Sugar - 3/4 cup
Butter, softened - 3/4 cup
Instant coffee powder - 3 tbsp (acc to one's taste)
Boiling water - 1 tbsp
Eggs - 2
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup

Method:
  • Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and line a round cake tin.
  • Sift together maida and baking powder twice and keep aside.
  • Mix together coffee powder and boiling water.
  • Cream butter and sugar till fluffy.
  • Add eggs one by one, beating well all the while.
  • Add vanilla essence and beat well.
  • Add the coffee mixture and beat well.
  • Alternatively add the flour and milk to the mix, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Pour into the greased cake tin and bake for 30-35 mins or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • If using a microwave oven, microwave on 80% power for 8-10mins.

Coffee Buttercream Icing
Recipe Source: Divya's Easycooking

Ingredients:
Softened butter – ½ cup
Icing sugar – 2 cups
Instant coffee powder – 1 tbsp
Boiling water – 1 tbsp



Method:
  • Cream together butter and icing sugar till soft and creamy.
  • Mix together coffee powder and boiling water.
  • Add it to the butter-sugar mix and beat well.
  • Keep aside in the refrigerator or a few minutes.
  • Spread on the cool cake and serve.