Bake Along #93 – Coffee Cake
One bowl cakes are my to go recipes and for a coffee addict like me, this one is a boon. I have always wanted to try a coffee cake and every time I had that in my mind this was the only recipe which was there in my shortlist.
Surprising enough, the original recipe is not one bowl. My attempt of making this one bowl, saves so much time, nevertheless there is no compromise on the texture and the taste.
The crumb is very soft and the sponge is softer than the crumb. The cake has a very deep coffee flavour, it is so much equal to sipping down some hot coffee
I am going to keep it simple with no added frosting to it. I was just blown away with the texture of the cake. Cottony soft and that needs very gentle handling
Recipe inspired from: Sailusfood
- Unsalted butter – 170 gms
- Granulated white sugar – 3/4 cup
- Eggs – 2
- All-purpose flour – 1 cup
- Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
- Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
- Instant coffee powder – 1 tablespoon
- Milk – 1/2 cup
- Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon
- Chocolate chips – 1/4 cup, optional
- Cookies/Biscuits of choice – 1/4 cup, broken, optional
1. Butter and flour a bundt pan / 8 inch round cake pan. Pre-heat oven to 170 degree C.
2. If you are using a bundt like me, add the chocolate chips and crushed cookies at the bottom of the pan. If using a regular round pan, save this step to the last. Add the chocolate chips and crushed cookies on top of the batter in the cake pan.
3. Add all the other ingredients in the bowl of your electric mixer. Butter, sugar, eggs, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, instant coffee powder, milk and vanilla extract. How easy is that ?
4. Beat all the ingredients together on slow speed for 1 minute until they all get mixed up together. Increase the speed to medium high and beat for about 5 minutes until the mixture becomes fluffy and creamy.
5. Transfer the batter into the prepared cake pan. Tap few times on your counter for the batter to settle down and release air bubbles if any.
6. Bake in pre-heated oven at 170 degree C for 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
The deep coffee flavour in the cake, makes a simple plain cake like this. You could also frost it with some coffee buttercream or some chocolate ganache. A simple sugar glaze also makes a nice pair to the cake.