Friday, 13 September 2013

Mary Berry's Cappuccino Coffee Cake

I'm not a big fan of coffee cake myself but I made this for someone's birthday the other day and I have to admit I didn't leave a single crumb behind.

This is a Mary Berry recipe (I'm a big fan of Mary and the Great British Bake Off - the clue's in the name) and as you can see it has very few ingredients.

What I love about this recipe is that you weigh all the ingredients, one after another, throw them all together in the mixing bowl, stir, add the coffee and that's it done.

You'll see on the recipe that it is a four layered cake (one cake but cut into four layers) but as Mary advises, to make it easy, you can just cut it into two halves. To save making a mess of it, I choose to split the mixture into two and bake separately.

Whilst that's cooking, you can mix up the coffee butter icing - which is just that: coffee, butter and icing. It makes a nice thick butter icing, so you can spread it easily without it dripping everywhere.

Then once it has cooled down you can add a big dollop in the middle of the two halves and another over the top.

And there you have it, a simple but yummy coffee cake...with a tiny eeny weeny bit of gold glitter sprinkled over the top.

1 comment:

  1. I can vouch that this was absolutely delicious! X