Sunday, May 29, 2011

Grandmas Coffee Cake

Since getting back I have made my Grandma's coffee cake and chocolate cake. I think now more than ever I want to learn her recipes, perfect them with practice and record them here to preserve them. This is a wonderfully simple cake and full of flavor and it turned out beautifully. 


Tips from my Grandma - weigh eggs and then use the same weight of flour, sugar and butter, this really works.

  • 2 medium eggs
  • 4 oz of self raising flour (the same weight of the eggs)
  • 4 oz of butter, softened
  • 4 oz sugar 
  • 1/4 of a cup of cold coffee 

  1. make a cup of coffee and allow it to cool
  2. mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy 
  3. add the eggs and the flour, I used a light cake flour this time (self raising) made all the difference 
  4. add about 1/4 cup of the coffee
  5. line a round baking tin with grease proof paper and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes until a knife comes out clean
  6. for the icing mix a about 1/2 a cup of coffee with confectioners/icing sugar until you get a paste cover the cake and grate some chocolate over it allow it to set.

Jasmine testing the icing :-)

My amazing Grandparents :-) 

What cake did you learn from your Grandma?

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