Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cure a Craving with Cake

I love coffee.
Whether it be made at home or a barrista is fine by me.
So long as it's not instant I'll drink it in a heart beat.
Sadly I've had to cut coffee from my life as it's been
adding to my sinus headache problems of late.
Being half Italian has made this a very difficult task indeed.
The results are worth it as my head feels better
but I'm still craving coffee on a daily basis.
I'm hoping that the coffee cake below will help me somewhat.

Melt 'N' Mix Coffee Cake
(Recipe from The Australian Women's Weekly Quick Mix Cakes)
125g butter, chopped
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons instant coffee powder (I used ground coffee beans)
2 eggs
1 + 1/2 cups self-raising flour
Grease a 14cm by 21cm loaf pan

Combine butter, sugars, milk and coffee in medium sauce pan. Stir over low heat without boiling until butter in melted. Stand 10 minutes. Stir in eggs and flour. Pour into prepared pan. Bake in moderate over about 40 minutes. Turn onto wire rack to cool. Ice if desired.


Jacque said...

Oooh, sorry you have to cut back on your beloved coffee. No fun!

Your cake looks delicious, though, and hopefully makes up for some of your java deficit :)

Anonymous said...

Looks fantastic but....I would want to dunk it in coffee anyway....sorry about your headaches! I hope they pass soon.

Selba said...

I love the aroma of coffee brewing :)

Your coffee cake looks wonderful.

kristen :) said...

Oh my gosh, this looks divine! I can't do too much coffee or I'm buzzing all day and night :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

Jessica Segarra said...

That looks fabulous!

Muneeba said...

That's the next best thing to having coffee I s'pose ... nice way to getting around your problem! Even as a kid, I've always loved coffee flavored cakes ... deeeeeeeeelish!