Im not sure i would ever make this again. i should have read the one review it does have. It is quite boring actually. I wondered perhaps if i should've added coffee extract to the mix. Its a beautiful cake and i really expected a stronger coffee flavor but its almost tasteless even with the cocoa. and PS DO NOT use cooking spray to grease the pan...i shouldve known that you ALWAYS use vegetable shortening & flour. The cake stuck to the pan with the cooking spray.
Mocha Coffee Cake with Espresso Glaze
This recipe makes a rich, moist cake. It tastes even better the next day.
Yield: Makes 14 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 359
- Fat: 10g
- Saturated fat: 6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
- Protein: 5g
- Carbohydrate: 62g
- Fiber: 1g
- Cholesterol: 68mg
- Iron: 2mg
- Sodium: 223mg
- Calcium: 43mg
- Baking spray with flour
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 10 tablespoon unsalted butter (at room temperature)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup fat-free sour cream (at room temperature)
- 3/4 cup strong freshly brewed coffee
- Sugared coffee beans:
- 3 tablespoons superfine sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 12 whole coffee beans
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 2 tablespoons espresso powder combined with 3 tablespoons boiling water
- 1 tablespoon coffee-flavored liqueur (such as Kahlúa), optional
- 1. Heat oven to 350° with rack in the center. Lightly coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with baking spray; set aside.
- 2. To make cake: Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder in a medium bowl, whisking well; set aside. Place butter in a separate bowl; beat with an electric mixer at medium-low speed, until soft and creamy. Add sugar; beat well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture, alternating with sour cream first, then coffee. Stir well with rubber spatula; scrape any batter at the bottom to combine.
- 3. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake until knife tip inserted in the middle comes out clean (45-55 minutes); let cool.
- 4. To make sugared coffee beans: Sprinkle some superfine sugar onto a sheet of wax paper. Dip 1 coffee bean into honey, transfer wet bean to wax paper, and sprinkle with superfine sugar. Continue with the remaining coffee beans; let dry.
- 5. To make glaze: Combine powdered sugar, espresso powder mixture, and liqueur (if desired) in a medium bowl; stir well with a fork until smooth. Transfer cooled cake to a serving platter. Drizzle glaze generously over cake; decorate with sugared coffee beans.
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