For the coffee lovers...
I have found some recipes for dessert type things made with real COFFEE if there is enough interest I will post some occasionally.
Coffee & Cream Cake
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks of butter
4 tablespoons instant coffee dissolved in 1 cup of boiling water,OR, 1 cup STRONG brewed coffee
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 lb icing/confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons instant coffee
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons heavy cream
preheat oven to 350F.
Grease and flour or line 2-7or8 inch round baking pans
mix sugar, flour and salt together in large bowl
melt 2 sticks of butter in a pan over medium-low heat
once butter has melted add coffee to the butter in the pan. Let it come to a boil for about 10 seconds, then turn off the heat. Set aside for a minuet.
In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla.
pour the butter/coffee mixture into the flour mixture. Stir together gently and let cool for a few min.
Add in the egg mixture ans stir gently until well combined
Distribute evenly between the 2 cake pans.
bake for 20 to 22 min. or until springy to the touch.
Allow to cool completely
place the sticks of butter in a bowl and add in the confectioners' sugar and instant coffee..
Add 2 tablespoons heavy cream ans whip mixture together until light and fluffy. You can use the electric mixer if you like.
Add in more cream, 1tablespoon at a time, until it reaches the consistency you want. DONT LET IT GET TOO WET or it wont stay on the cake. Spread just under half of the frosting on one half of the cake. Place the other half on top.
Spread the remaining icing on the top and around the side if desired..
Chill for an hour before serving.
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