It's our sixth bake over at The Home Bakers (THB)! We have completed 10 per cent of the book today! To all my dear fellow bakers at THB, give yourselves a pat on the back! Great work, everyone! Yay, 6 down and 54 more to go!
For this sixth bake, our fellow baker, Lena from Frozen Wings has chosen Mocha-Cappuccino Marbled Coffee Cake. Lena must be a coffee addict like me, why else would she choose a cake with coffee flavour! wink! wink! Thanks Lena, for a great pick, this cake is wonderful.
Made the full recipe and once again, my Wilton bundt pan did not disappoint me, the cake unmold perfectly!
As usual, I've reduced the sugar, original calls for 1-1/2 cups (300gm) of sugar, I only use 180gm which works out great for me. Mich from Piece of Cake has hi-lighted on the light coffee flavour, so I have added about half a tablespoon more of instant coffee. It turns out really nice, with coffee flavour and wonderful aroma. The ingredient calls for sour cream, I substituted with my own homemade yoghurt. The cake batter is flavoured with instant coffee powder and a third of the batter is mixed with some melted chocolate. These two batters are then dropped in the bundt pan alternately by the spoonfuls, and lastly make one swirl with a knife before baking. But to me, one swirl is not enough, I did a couple of swirls (maybe 3 or four) and then the last swirl of a zig-zag motion, by then I thought, I might have combined the two batters! Luckily, it worked out fine, with nice swirls.
The cake is baked at 375F for about 55-60 minutes, but mine was done at 50 minutes. It smells wonderful while baking! This cake is really moist, with soft tender crumbs, and the taste of the coffee is definitely there!
This is one of the cakes that improves when left overnight. It gets more moist and the flavours of the coffee and chocolate are more pronounced the next day. I can really taste the two different flavours of the coffee and chocolate in each bite, really good! My hubby took some to his office and this cake has positive reviews from his co-workers. Overall, a delicious cake, perfect with a cup of coffee, one that I would not mind making again.
Please stop by Lena of Frozen Wings for the recipe and to see the others bake on this cake, please visit The Home Bakers (THB).
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