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Classic Coffee Cake


Classic Coffee Cake

8 servings
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For the cake:
175g butter, plus extra to grease
100g caster sugar
75g light brown sugar
3 large eggs
175g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp camp coffee essence
1 tbsp coffee powder
For the icing:
200g mascarpone
200ml double cream
100g icing sugar
2 tbsp coffee powder
12 walnut halves
Heat oven to 160C/140C fan, grease and line 2 x 18cm sandwich tins. Add the butter and sugars to a bowl and cream together until very fluffy and pale.
Add the eggs to the mixture one by one, mixing well with each addition. If the mixture starts to look curdled, add 1 tbsp of flour and beat in with the eggs. When the eggs have been fully combined into the mix, add the rest of the flour and the baking powder and fold it in gently.
Add the camp coffee essence and coffee powder to the mixture and fold in then divide between the prepared tins and cook for 25-30 min until risen and firm and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the icing, whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl until thickened and creamy.
To assemble, sandwich the cakes together with the icing and then use the remaining icing to ice the top of the cake. Decorate with the walnut halves and serve.


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