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asked August 7th 2014

Coffee cake

Hi everyone :o)

Does anyone have a yummy recipe for a coffee cake that is dense enough (without being too dense … if that makes sense) to be covered in buttercream and fondant.

Thanks
Sam

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Hi everyone :o)

Does anyone have a yummy recipe for a coffee cake that is dense enough (without being too dense … if that makes sense) to be covered in buttercream and fondant.

Thanks
Sam

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Hello Sam

I’ve used Jane Hornby’s easy vanilla cake recipe and adapted it by adding coffee paste to the batter.
There are more suggestions here http://www.cakeflix.com/questions/dense-coffee-cake-recipe

If you’d like to see other related topics, type in the search box ‘coffee cake’

Happy baking

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Thanks MIWF :o)

I’ve had good results with the Jane Hornby recipes so will give that a go.

I assume the coffee paste is made from coffee dissolved in water to the required taste?

Thanks
Sam

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I make the paste with vanilla extract but water is fine.

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How much coffee would I need to add to the vanilla extract please

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Hi jlrickard1

I like an intense coffee taste, usually add two heaped tablespoons. It’s personal choice how strong you want the taste to be. There are more suggestions in the above link in my answer to samhill.
If using a cold liquid like vanilla extract, let the coffee soak a while to dissolve before attempting to make a paste.

Hope this helps.

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Thank you so much, it is for my coffee loving friends wedding cake so intense is good but ill experiment a bit.

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I also make mocha ganache with added brandy and scatter crushed walnuts or pecan nuts into each layer. There’s so much you can do with coffee cake to intensify the flavour. One of my favouite ways is scattering toasted coconut inside as well as the nuts and brandy. The thought of it makes my mouth drool! Have a little experiment and see what you like.