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Coffee Cake

This beautiful Coffee Cake recipe delivers a hit of coffee along with a little sugar rush!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: coffee cake
Servings: 2 bar cakes
Calories: 2329kcal

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 225 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup espresso coffee (about 2 shots)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda

Decorating

  • 1 knob butter
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup mixed peel
  • 1/3 cup dried edible rose petals
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes

Instructions

Cake

  • Beat butter and sugar to a cream.
  • Add milk and coffee gradually while beating.
  • Add eggs and mix well.
  • Sift in dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour mixture into two well-greased bar tins.
  • Cook at 170 degrees celsius (fan-forced) for 45 minutes.

Decorating

  • Spread butter over top of cakes while still hot.
  • Combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture over the two bar cakes.
  • Roast slivered almonds in oven until browned.
  • Arrange almonds, coconut and mixed peel on top of the cakes. Diagonal stripes look lovely or you can just mix all three together and sprinkle over the cakes.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon sugar over the cakes.
  • Finally, sprinkle rose petals over both cakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 2329kcal | Carbohydrates: 260g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 131g | Saturated Fat: 76g | Cholesterol: 643mg | Sodium: 1629mg | Potassium: 1112mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 132g | Vitamin A: 3713IU | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 10mg