Thursday, November 22, 2012

Coffee~Coffee Cream cake | A coffee lover's addiction | To celebrate 'our' birthdays

Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.
~Stephanie Piro
I truly support this quote as that is the case with me. I love, adore and completely fall for coffee. Never a day can go without coffee. A steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee makes my day complete. I have never been partial between instant or freshly brewed, its just a cup of coffee that I need. So when I decided to bake a birthday cake for us(read below), I so wanted to bake a coffee cake and even the thought of it took me to coffee heaven.

It was just a simple coffee cake with no frosting on first thought but then it was time to bake munchkins' 7th month cake. I had actually planned for an elaborate cake for his 6th month but then was held up with other things and hence made a simple chocolate cupcake tower. So for this month, I made a layered cake to celebrate his day and my birthday.

Its only me who is a coffee-holic at home. I can even drink espresso with just a tad bit of sugar but others they hate an overdose of coffee. Amma wants coffee only on rainy days and the huss, he likes to have an occasional sip only. But chocolate~ its everyone's favorite and so I included a chocolate ganache to compensate the coffee overdose. And the cake was just perfect...
P.S. The frosting is messy as I was late from office and everything was put together in a fast forward mode.
P.S.S Baking a fully frosted cake is definitely not my thing I guess.

~*What U Need*~
Adapted from Myrecipes
Coffee sponge
All purpose flour - 1 cup + 2 tbsps
Hot water - 2 1/2 tbsps
Instant coffee granules - 1 tbsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Brown sugar - 2 1/2 tbsp, packed
Butter - 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Egg - 1, large
Buttermilk - 1/2 cup

Simple Coffee Syrup
Warm Water - 1/4 cup
Instant coffee - 1/2 cup tbsp
Powdered sugar - 1 tbsp

Coffee Whipped Cream
Low fat cream - 200 ml, chilled
Icing sugar - 1/3 cup
Instant coffee powder - 3/4 or 1 tbsp

Chocolate gananche
Cream - 1/4 cup
Dark chocolate - 1 cup,chopped
Double boiler

How I made it:
Coffee sponge
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and flour cake tin. Combine the hot water and coffee, mix well and set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda, set aside. Beat the sugar with butter till pale and creamy.

Add the egg and beat till light and fluffy. Add the coffee mixture and vanilla; beat well.

Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternatively to egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Pour batter into cake pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then turn onto a wire rack. Cool completely and cut into three halves.

Coffee Whipped Cream
Chill the cream and the bowl and the blades. Whip the cream and sugar to stiff peaks.

Simple Coffee Syrup
Stir together all ingredients. Cool and reserve in bowl.

Chocolate gananche
Heat the cream by double boiler method. Take the chocolate in a heat-resistant bowl. Pour cream over this. Let stand for 2 mins and whisk till shiny and smooth.

Assembling
Place the coffee sponge on your cake pedestal. Spoon a dollop whipped cream and smooth out. Follow with the other layers. Once done, pour the chocolate ganache over the top and allow to drip by the sides. Decorate as desired. Chill until serve.

Here's a slice.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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42 comments:

  1. I love the freshly baked cake....the aroma of coffee is coming to me in Malaysia...

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  2. It looks so delicious....wish i can have a piece now

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  3. Belated B'day wishes for you Both.God Bless.
    but this is not fare Vimi..Why don't you pass the plate ? The aroma of coffee reached here,but not the cake..truly yummy !

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  4. Belated B'day wishes... Its tooo perfect...
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  5. Belated birthday wishes. Lovely cake!!

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  6. Belated wishes, i love the topping.. please pass me a piece!

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  7. Belated birthday wishes, yum yum, delicious so :-)
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  8. Happy birthday to you and happy 7th month to your little one.

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  9. Heartfelt birthday wishes to both of you. Totally love the coffee cake with the coffee cream and syrup...yummy with a steaming cup of expresso coffee!!

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  10. wow vimitha happy birthday wishes to you both and coffee cake is really really tempting....

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  11. Belated B'day wishes, and coffee cake looks super tempting.

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  12. coffee cake looks delicious
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  13. Coffer cake sounds tempting....belated wishes :)

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  14. belated happy birthday.. interesting cake recipe! looks yummy
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  15. good step by step clicks Vimitha! cake looks delicious

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  16. Vimitha, what a lovely cake! I can't get by without coffee either. It's what powers my engine every morning :) And best belated birthday to you and your babykins!

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  17. Belated birthday to both of u dear... lovely cake Vimitha....

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  18. Belated happy birthday dear ...yummy cake

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  19. Very nice and moist cake. Belated birthday wishes

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  20. wow what a lovely cake Vimitha :) its looks special and so apt for the occasion love it

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  21. Its a treat for coffee Lovers..

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  22. Belated happy bday!!! cake looks super yumm!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  23. slurp...looks very tempting...

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  24. Belated birthday wishes dear, love coffee flavoured bakes, beautiful cake for the celebration.

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  25. Happy ? birthday to you and happy 7th month birthday to the little one. I like the idea of baking a cake every month for little one's birthday. Lovely, yummy looking cake. Coffee and chocolate--can't beat that!

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  26. That is absolutely divine!! Looks so yummy :)

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  27. Belated birthday wishes to you..n happy 7th month b'day to your Kido! Nice cake!

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  28. Belated happy birthday to you and happy 7th month to your chotu.
    Cake looks so moist and delish

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  29. Belated B'Day wishes dear, delicious cake with coffee flavor n attractive decoration...

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  30. very yummy cake.. me too a big coffee fan
    Noel collections

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  31. That cake looks too good, coffee and chocolate, terrific combo..

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  32. bealted b'day wishes dear..this is terrific..

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  33. belated birthday wishes... cake looks yummy......

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  34. loved the cake.. coffee cake is one of my favs

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  35. Hi Vimitha, lovely coffee cake. I can practically smell from here... nice to go with a cup of hot coffee.
    Texture look good, love the topping.

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  36. This coffee cream cake looks so tasty- will try it as soon as possible! Keep posting interesting recipes!

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