A bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee – David Lynch. Say that and every single coffee lover nods in agreement. The strong punch of the coffee induced with a sweet cake is perfect for every occasion. There are several recipes with various adaptations and each recipe looks gorgeous than the other. My version of the Coffee cake is a small twist to the usual sponge cake recipe. So here goes…
1) 1 Cup All purpose Flour
2) 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
3) 1 Tsp Baking Powder
4) 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
5) 1 1/2 Tsp Instant Coffee Powder
6) 1 Tbsp Hot Water
7) 3 Tbs Butter
8) 1 Egg
9) Date Syrup ( Optional )
Mix the Flour and Baking Powder and set it aside.In a bowl whisk the Egg , Vanilla Essence , Butter and Powdered Sugar until they are fluffy. ( Approx 4 to 5 Minutes ).To this mixture slowly add the Flour mixture slowly. Dissolve the Instant Coffee Powder in Hot water. Add the Coffee to the cake mixture and set it aside
Preheat the oven at 200 C. Grease a baking tin with butter. Pour in the mixture in the baking tin and bake for 20 Minutes.
Once cool , take some Date Syrup in a spoon( It is usually a very gooey substance). Gently move your hand in an upward to downward manner to drizzle the date syrup evenly on the cake.
You could add Walnuts to the cake to add in crunch as well. A bite of this strong and sweet cake , wakes every single taste bud up. I hope you enjoyed it.