Monday, May 30, 2011

Coffee of The Week


Chocolate Vanilla Coffee
Super simple to make.  Simply super to drink.
Chocolate and vanilla are a natural taste combination. 
Each complement the other.  You can pour over ice for a cool taste, too!

1 tbs chocolate syrup
1/4 teaspsoon vanilla extreact
1 cup freshly brewed coffee
1/4 cuup heavey cream, whipped

Stir the chocolate syrup and vanilla into the hot coffee.  Top with whipped  cream.
Don't forget the coffee cake.

Chocolate Coffee Cake with Vanilla Butter Icing

Chocolate Coffee Cake:
3/4 cup (180 mL) hot brewed coffee
3/4 cup (180 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened
2 cups (500 mL) packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla extract
4 tsp (20 mL) instant coffee granules
2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

Vanilla Butter Icing:
1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened
2 cups (500 mL) icing sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla extract
1 tbsp (15 mL) finely grated semi-sweet chocolate
2 tbsp (30 mL) chocolate covered coffee beans


Preheat oven 350 ˚F (180 ˚C).
In bowl, whisk coffee and cocoa powder until smooth and let cool to room temperature.
In large bowl, using electric mixer beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition. In small bowl combine vanilla extract coffee granules and stir to dissolve. Pour into butter mixture and beat to combine.
In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and powder and salt. Stir into butter mixture alternately with cocoa mixture, making three additions of flour and two of cocoa mixture. Spread evenly into 2 greased and bottom parchment paper lined 9-inch (1.5 L) round cake pans.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until cake tester inserted comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from cake pans and let cool completely. Remove parchment paper. 

Vanilla Butter Icing:
In large bowl, using electric mixer beat butter until almost white. Beat in sugar and vanilla extract smooth; set aside.
Place one layer on cake plate and using palette knife spread half of the icing to edge. Top with second cake layer and remaining icing and make decorative swirls with icing. Sprinkle edge and centre with grated chocolate and garnish with chocolate covered coffee beans.
Chill in refrigerator for 10 minutes before serving.


Jessicats said...

Yummy!!!!! Coffee would have to be my favourite ingredient, next to love!! Can never have enough coffee!!!! xxxxx

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

Girl...these looks so yummy!!! I'll most definitely be trying out this recipe..thx for sharing as always loving your blog and the amazing Facebook tips.

<3 Marina