Friday, February 12, 2010
Mahogany cake and Happy Valentine's day
From Collaborative Curry we would like to wish all our readers a Happy Valentines Day. Hope you get to spend your time with loved ones, counting your blessings. These should be everyday practices, no doubt, and not just assigned to one day. Either ways, it makes good sense to celebrate yesterday, today and tomorrow and why not on Valentines Day, Love. Hope you all have a good time celebrating the love in your life.
To our blogging buddies we share this Mahogony cake and a peek into some red roses hovering behind celebrating bloggin and the love for it. Smiles!
For cake :
Sugar- 1 cup
Butter- 1/2 cup
Instant Coffee Powder-2 tsp
Cocoa Powder- 2 Tbsp
Buttermilk- 1/2 cup
baking soda-3/4 tsp
Hot water- 2 Tbsp (for dissolving coffee powder)
Flour- 1 1/3 cup
For Mahogany frosting :
Butter- 1/2 cup
Confectioner's sugar- 1 cup
Instant coffee- 2-3 tsp mixed in 2 tbsp water
Cocoa powder- 2 Tbsp
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
1.Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease and flour a 9 inch cake pan.
2.Sift the flour and baking soda together.Beat butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
3.Beat in eggs ,one at a time.
4.Dissolve the coffee powder into the hot water and let it cool.
5.Mix in the cocoa powder and coffee into the mix.
6.Stir in the buttermilk into this
7.Fold in the flour and pour the batter into the prepared pan.
8.Bake for ~30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
9.Let it cool for a while and take out and keep on the wire rack to cool it completely.
10.Cut the cake to make 2 layers.
11.Prepare the frosting by mixing together all the ingredients.
12.Apply the frosting on the bottom layer using a butter knife.
13.Keep the next layer on the top and apply the remaining frosting on top and also on the sides.Let this cool well.Grab a piece and enjoy !
Recipe Courtesy: allrecipes.com
1.The frosting may get solidified in between. Keep it in the microwave for some time and it will be gooey again.
2.If you like strong coffee flavor in cakes you could add the strong brewed coffee instead of instant coffee powder.