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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wholemeal chocolate cake with coffee frosting....

For your viewing pleasure..... you're welcome!



Even the "help" wanted some......




Wholemeal chocolate cake with coffee frosting
Cake:
2 cups plain wholemeal flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
250g very soft butter
1cup milk ( or buttermilk, sour cream, yoghurt etc)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1tablespoon strong instant coffee dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water

Frosting:
125g very soft butter
1 tablespoon strong instant coffee dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water
1 1/2 to 2 cups icing sugar.

Cake Method:
Preheat oven to 180c ( fan forced) .Grease and line 2 18cm cake tins.
Place all cake ingredients in bowl and mix for 5minutes until well blended.
Divide equally between tins and then place in oven.
Cook 35-40 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre of cake comes out clean. Cool in tins 5 mins then turn out & cool completely.

Frosting method:

Beat softened butter with coffee-add icing sugar until a consistency of whipped cream is achieved. Spread half over one cake, place other on top then use remainder to spread over top.


Cut a slice and taste test.......wouldn't want to be giving anyone else a slice if the cake was below par now-would we? :)

5 comments:

  1. Yummy! thankyou for sharing this recipe...coffee and chocolate are my two favourite things :)I will be giving this ago in the next few days :)

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    1. Let me know how it turns out. :)

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  2. Yes this looks delicious! I hope 'the help' got some.

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    1. The "help" was allowed to taste the frosting. Can't be spoiling him too much...he may get ideas above his station! :)

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  3. Thanks for the recipe Deezy, will save this & try sometime I think. Hubby's favourite cake is anything to do with chocolate!

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