Everyone enjoys a good cup of coffee and everyone loves cake. So what is the best way of indulging in both these things at once? Coffee cake! Everyone loves a cake that has the richness and the strong flavor aroma of coffee. Here is a recipe for the most decadent coffee cake. It’s chocolaty, full of strong coffee and it’s also flourless, making it gluten free. This cake is everything you will expect a coffee cake to be.
20ml strong espresso
175g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
200g dark chocolate
4 eggs (separated)
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Grease a 20mm cake tin and dust it with flour. You could also line it with butter paper if you prefer. Melt the dark chocolate and the butter in a pan by double boiling it. Add the espresso to this and stir occasionally. Make sure that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t come into contact with the water. In another bowl, whisk together the sugar and egg yolks until they form a thick consistency and are pale in color. Blitz the almonds in a food processor until they are finely ground. Make sure not to over-blitz them and make them sticky. Now fold in the coffee mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Incorporate the ground almonds into this mixture. In a separate clean bowl, whip the egg whites till they form stiff peaks. Add this to the cake mix and fold gently until everything is evenly mixed. Put the mix into the cake tins and bake for about 25-30 minutes. If you would like the cake to be a little gooey then you can reduce the cooking time by 5 or ten minutes. Let the cake cool down before removing it from the pan. You can add grated chocolate and almonds on top if needed.
If you prefer your cakes with icing, you can use this icing recipe to fulfill your craving and make your cake even better.
Ingredients for Coffee Buttercream:
1 ½ tablespoon instant coffee
1 ½ tablespoon water
1 ½ tablespoon vanilla essence
340 grams unsalted butter
3 cups icing sugar
Combine the coffee, vanilla essence and water till the granules dissolve. Whisk the butter and sugar until its smooth. Pour in the cooled coffee mix and whisk till well mixed. Cover the cake with this mixture. Indulge!