Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Espresso in the cup AND in the cake!

We do like coffee cakes for breakfast. A sweet start to a day especially with a cup of espresso.
No eggs for us, these mornings. No bacon either. It's just cake and coffee.
And what better cake than an "espresso cake" -- a plain cake batter on top and bottom of an espresso flavored batter. More espresso in the form of a glaze poured over the top.
It's easy, it's coffee-ey. A great morning (mid morning, afternoon) cake. If you like coffee, you'll love this cake!

I clipped this recipe from a magazine, eons ago. I can't remember where but it was one of those recipes that was just sitting. Just waiting for me to pick it up and make it!

I'm glad I did!

Espresso Coffee Cake

2 cups flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
3/4 cup soft butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 t. vanilla
1 cup sour cream
2 T. instant espresso powder dissolved in 1 T. hot water.

2 to 3 T. strong coffee
2 t. instant espresso
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs (one at a time). Add vanilla. Alternate adding sifted dry ingredients with sour cream. Take 1/2 of the batter out and mix with dissolved espresso. Spoon half of the batter into a greased and floured tube pan (or a bundt pan if you like them).
Cover with coffee mixture and add rest of the batter.

Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool on rack. Invert and cool completely. Remove cake from pan. Pour warm glaze over cake. Let stand 10 minutes.

Glaze: Mix coffee, instant espresso powder and powdered sugar. Stir until smooth.


Blondie's Journal said...

This looks just delicious. I love your photos!


From the Old InkWell said...

I will have to try this for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Pondside said...

This looks like something for Saturday morning. You will be responsible for any added inches due to new recipes!!! Of course, I could get out and garden to make up for it.......but it's snowing today, in some sort of terrible April Fools joke from Mother Nature.

The Norwegian said...

A cake to try! Another recipe that is no doubt a winner from Lines from Linderhof. Love the ivory handled forks...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Yes...this is definitely a cake to try. You did a wonderful job presenting it as it made you just want to sit right down and sample it! :) Thank you for your sweet visit! It was so appreciated. I must add you to my favorites as your blog is lovely.