Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cake, Coffee and Chocolate on One Plate!

Well, it wasn't that big a deal for me, since I don't drink coffee and don't like chocolate flavored foods. But for some people, life doesn't get much better than this.

This is another creation brought to you with the compliments of Fannie Farmer. I found these recipes, put them together, and everyone loved it. There was no cake left over for people to snack on this morning. Of course, given the number of people in my household, no one is surprised by that!


1-1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup milk

Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside. Beat the butter until creamy, add the vanilla, then gradually add the sugar and beaten egg. Beat half the flour mixture into the butter, add the milk, and then beat in the rest of the flour mixture. Pour into a greased 8"x8" square pan, band bake at 350F for 25 minutes. Top with....


1/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp butter
1 tsp instant coffee
1 pound confectioners sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Dissolve the coffee in the hot water, and add the butter. Beat 1 cup of sugar into this mixture, then add the cocoa powder. Beat in the remaining sugar. If necessary, thin with milk to spreading consistency. While my frosting was the right consistency, my cake was too warm, since people were very impatient to get their hands on their desserts.
See? Cake, coffee and chocolate all on the same plate. If it lasts until breakfast, you're all set!


Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Now that sounds like my kind of cake! Forsome reason coffee seems to enhance the flavor of choclate.

Tatersmama said...

MMM... coffee and chocolate! Life doesn't get much better than that!
Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Seriously I don't understand how you can not like chocolate or coffee. That's just wrong. But it explains why you look like that after 9 single births :)

Cake for breakfast. Gotta get back on my Sunday coffee cake baking. g

Jan said...

Coffee and chocolate, the perfect combination, I'm not surprised it disappeared so quickly.

Paula said...

I bet your dining area was full of yummy sounds when this was served! Do your boys ever try to sneak a bite of their sisters' cake? My oldest sister would love this ... in fact, most of the world would love this! Like you, I'm not a huge chocolate/coffee fan, but when I read that this was served warm, well, I wanted a piece! YUM!

Bunny said...

I like the frosting like that , it looks all soft and yummy to me!

Anonymous said...

That last picture is so awesome...that frosting...OMG.

pam said...

I could probably just eat that frosting! A big bowl of it please!

Peter M said...

The generous chocolate topping has me down with this cake...pass me a piece, just one.

Pam said...

I love chocolate and coffee - this looks FANTASTIC!

Unknown said...

Nice cake! Coffee goes well with chocolate.