Sunday, April 17, 2011

Coffee Flavoured Butter Cake

This is an ad-hoc baking. I don’t have self-raising flour on hand, so I just mixed the plain flour with baking powder into self-raising flour. Although the cake looks ugly, but it is moist and aromatic. I'm not satisfied with its texture and marble pattern. The texture is rough, and the marble effect proved that I'm not a good baker. To improve the texture, I will try the egg separated method for the next attempt. :)

Coffee Flavoured Butter Cake
Makes a 8" square cake

250gm butter
200gm castor sugar
220gm plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp double action baking powder
4 eggs
18gm 2 in 1 coffee mixed with 1 tbsp water
8 tbsp evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line the cake pan with baking paper.
2. Beat butter & sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs one at a time beating well after addition.
4. Fold in the sifted flour, baking powder and baking soda to mix.
5. Pour in milk, vanilla essence and stir to mix.
6. Take half of the batter to mix with coffee.
7. Pour the coffee batter to mix with the rest of the batter.
8. Bake in the preheat oven for 50 minutes.


Jeannie said...

I love coffee, thus this cake will be delicious to me! I have not thought of using coffee for the marble effect, that's a great idea rather than just sticking to the old favourite of cocoa powder:)

Three-Cookies said...

It tasted great which is most important. Substitute for self raising flour: 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon of salt + 1 cupflour

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

Thanks for sharing it even though it wasn't successful ;) I definitely know how it feels! Cheer up :) I agree with Three-Cookies, as long as it tastes great! And you've identified some of the missteps too for learning :)

daphne said...

It looks good to me though! u r harsh on yourself dear!!! I wouldn't mind having a slice myself!
but i think baking it's like that. we have frequent hits and misses!!! ;)

tigerfish said...

Ad-hoc baking leading to moist and aromatic cake....I can only be envious!

Little Inbox said...

Jeannie, I got the idea when I prepared the coffee mixture, hehe...

Three-Cookies, thanks for the sharing. :)

Min, I like its taste, but not its look. :(

daphne, yes, I realize I put too high expectation on my baking and cooking. :)

tigerfish, I always got this ad-hoc kind of action. Haha...Very impatient.

j3ss kitch3n said...

just perfect for breakfast and tea! haha the texture looks great!

Priya Suresh said...

Cake looks marvellous...

kitchen flavours said...

Hi, Your cake looks moist, and I love anything with coffee! Thank you for visiting my blog, hope to see you again. Am following you. Have a nice day!

Mary Bergfeld said...

This really sounds lovely. I'd really like a piece of it with my coffee. I'll wager its delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Julie said...

i'm craving for a slice of this cake! it looks good!

Little Corner of Mine said...

One of my favorite coffee so of course I love anything with coffee in it. Looks great!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I adore butter cake and can only imagine how good it is with coffee in it.

Blackswan said...

OMG, I could smell your coffee cake from here. Hahaha! I'm sure it tastes great especially with a cup of tea :)

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Quay Po Cooks said...

What a great idea to use coffee for the marble effect instead of cocoa powder. I believe I will like this better. I know how frustrating it is when our bakes don't come out right, ask me about it but don't let it get to you:D

petite nyonya said... doesn't look too bad to me. as long as it tastes good...that's the main thing.

Elin said...

It is not that bad...just can't see the marble effect but just the same , it does look good. Love the coffee flavor. I am also not good at it too but I believe practice makes perfect :)

pigpigscorner said...

Still looks good to me!


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