I spent some time over the weekend baking. I wanted to make a coffee cake but not being a lover of walnuts I started my hunt for another ingredient I could use instead, then the idea of coffee and chocolate just seemed to good to resist, so I scoured the web when I came up with this delicious recipe.
250g Dark Chocolate
100ml Strong Coffee
75g Brown Sugar
50ml Creme Fraiche
3tbsp Cocoa Powder
50ml Coffee Liquor
1tbsp Icing Sugar
Gently melt 150g of dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water along with the coffee.
Roughly chop the butter, add to the mixture and mix well.
Preheat the oven to 150C / 300F
Separate the egg whites and yolks, putting the whites to one side. Beat the yolks with the brown sugar until white. Add to the melted chocolate and then add the flour.
Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff then add to the mixture.
Bake in the oven for 40minutes.
Once the cake has cooked leave to cool.
Melt the rest of the chocolate in the same way.
Remove from the heat the pour in the creme fraiche and coffee liquor.
Leave to cool, stirring from time to time.
Take the cake from the tin then pour the icing all over.
Chill for 10minutes then sprinkle with cocoa powder and icing sugar (optional)
I was so chuffed with how the cake looked and even more excited about the fact I would be able to post my first ever recipe, at last I felt like a real woman.
~ Gem x