Coffee Chocolate cake

For one of the orders I got a request to make a chocolate cake for a lovely girl who is turning 4. Since coffee only brings out lovely flavor from the chocolate, I would not resist this combination. I also added shards of white chocolate to the batter as it brings out a lovely effect. I would not be able to show the cake as it was not mine to cut ๐Ÿ™‚ I got a remarkable feedback on it.

This post is a part of Blogging marathon 29 where theme for the week 1 is cooling with colors. Today the color is Pink.

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You shall need:

For the cake-

2 cup… All Purpose Flour

1.5 tsp… Baking Powder

1 tsp… Baking Soda

1/4 cup… Cocoa powder

2 tsp… Coffee in 3-4 tbsp warm water.

1 tsp… Salt

1.5 cup… Light brown sugar/ White sugar

2.. eggs

1/3 cup… Grated white chocolate

1.5 cup… Butter milk [Add 1 tbsp vinegar to the milk and keep aside for 5 min until it thickens]

1/2 cup.. Butter

For the filling:

about 100 gms Icing Sugar

1/4 cup… Butter

Few drops of red color

1/3 cup… Strawberry preserve or chopped fresh strawberries

For the Frosting:

3/4 cup …Whipping cream

Few drops of red color

To make and assemble:

Bowls, Sieve, Electric beater, offset spatula, spoons and sprinkled of your choice.

Method:

For the cake-

  • Pre heat oven to 180C.
  • Beat Sugar and butter until fluffy.
  • Beat it one egg at a time.
  • Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa.
  • Add coffee
  • Alternate between dry ingredients and butter milk and beat everything well.
  • Fold in the white chocolate.
  • Divide the mixture in 2 lined tins.
  • Bake for 25-30 min or until it is springy to touch or skewer comes out clean.
  • Let them cool completely on a wire rack.

For the filling:

  • Beat the icing sugar, butter until nice and fluffy.
  • Add the color.
  • Mix in the preserve/fresh strawberries.
  • Set Aside until further use.

For the frosting:

  • Mix the cream and red color to get a nice pink tinge.
  • Beat it for 3-4 min or until stiff peaks form.
  • Keep in fridge.

To assemble:

  • Onย  a cake base, smear some filling and put one of the cakes on it. This shall act like a glue.
  • Now apply the filling generously on the top only.
  • Put the 2nd cake carefully on top and press lightly.
  • Now apply a thin layer of frosting on the cake and keep it in the fridge for 20 min.
  • Apply another coat of the frosting.
  • Now decorate it as you like ๐Ÿ™‚

anna cake

Cheers,

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