I was out at MM's yest, and at one point she mentioned that suddenly everyone is talking about cupcakes on their blogs. This is true, and I'm afraid I'm about to add to the cake-chat by telling y'all how my coffee cake turned out.
Once again I got the recipe from the treasure trove of cakey goodness that is the Caked Crusader blog and, with the help of my new electric whip, I got started...
The recipe is very simple and easy to follow, and the sponge came out nice and soft, though I think I could have cooked it for a minute or 2 less to make it slightly more moist. The buttercream icing on the top was incredible though, it was so tasty I ate a big spoonful out the bowl after I'd finished icing the cake. The coffee flavour wasn't that strong, unfortunately, but if I make it again I'll just add a bit more coffee to the mix and see if that helps.
This was my first sandwich cake, and although one of the halves was slightly lopsided, I just made that the top half and used the other, flatter one as the base. I documented the whole process in pics (yeah, I'm a loser, you don't have to tell me!), so I thought I'd stick one or two here.
|Just out the oven|
|The final result|
|The icing-top of joy.|