How to make it

  • For the sponge:
  • Preheat oven to 190deg C , reduce to 180deg C after 10 mins of putting the cake in.
  • Grease and line a 9"ring tin; A spring form cake tin is always better.
  • Sift the flour + baking powder + salt + cornflour 3 times.
  • Beat the eggs and sugar well with beater till very thick ribbon falls and holds in place for at least 5 seconds (beat for approx 10mins) .
  • Add vanilla essence + coffee essence + instant coffee and beat for 1 min.
  • Gently fold in the sifted flour; mix lightly so that air doesn't escape.
  • Turn gently into tin and bake for 30-35mins till done.
  • Once done, remove from tin after 5 mins and leave on rack to cool completely. Cut horizontally into 3 or 4 layers.
  • Filling:
  • Whip 500ml whipping cream with 4tbs powdered sugar until thick and holds peaks. Reserve a bit for decoration if desired.
  • Beat in coffee powder + coffee extract.
  • Reserve 1/2 for topping.
  • Place the bottom most layer of the sponge on your serving platter, spread 1/3 of one 1/2 whipped cream & sprinkle some grated chocolate over it.
  • Repeat with the next 3 layers.
  • Topping:
  • Spread the remaining whipped cream over the top and sides of the cake.
  • Drizzle with melted white and dark chocolate.
  • Finish with chocolate scrolls and rosettes topped with coffee beans if you like.
  • Chill well before serving.

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  • nelliesmom 13 years ago
    What is coffee essence?
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  • divinelee 15 years ago
    looks beautiful! and sounds so very good. Not enough coffee-in-the-cake recipes have enough coffee flavor, this sounds wonderful.
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  • kawa11desho 15 years ago
    I cannot wait to make this! It looks great and sounds like it tastes fantastic.
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    This cake recipe looks absolutely delicious! I agree with Ahmed. A dessert with espresso coffee as an ingredient is a huge bonus!!! Thank you Vindee.
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    " It was excellent "
    iffyo ate it and said...
    bookmarked!sounds interesting....
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  • vindee 15 years ago
    Thanks Tx and Ahmed. I will try anything with coffee too! BTW, it aint very hard work...coming to think of it, it was fun!!
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Bravo..Really hard work.The picture is wonderfull.I will try any dessert with espresso coffe.Thanks alot for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    txbackyardcook ate it and said...
    I am trying this, sounds grrrrrrrreat!
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