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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Little Coffee Sponge Cakes.

These little darlings are so easy to make and were eaten up in minutes. I have never been a big sifter type person, but this recipe has changed my mind. S.R. Flour is sifted three times and it is well worth it. The eggs and sugar is mixed together for ten minutes, so it triples in size, and is light and fluffy.
You will need....
2/3 cup S.R.FLOUR.
4 EGGS.
1/2 cup CASTOR SUGAR.
1 tablespoon INSTANT COFFEE.
1 tablespoon HOT WATER.
50g BUTTER (melted)

Icing...
50g BUTTER (softened)
1 tablespoon INSTANT COFFEE.
1 tablespoon HOT WATER.
2 cup ICING SUGAR. (sifted so there's no lumps)

Preheat the oven to 180c. Sift the flour 3 times and set aside. Beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer for 10 minutes, or until pale and tripled in volume. Fold through half the flour into the egg mixture, when that is taken in do it again with the remaining flour. Dissolve the coffee in the hot water and fold through with the melted butter into the batter mix.
Divide mixture into 8 1 cup muffin holes that have been well greased. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or the cakes feel spongy to touch. Cool on wire racks.
To ice the little darlings.
Mix the softened butter with the dissolved coffee in water, sift in the icing sugar and mix well. I forked my butter icing on because that's the look I wanted and then decorated with chopped walnuts and chocolate sprinkles.
I wonder how long they will last in your home?






4 comments:

Rhyleysgranny said...

These look super good. Funny, your method is exactly how I was taught at school and by my Mother to make a cake by the creaming method.Mind you I have only ever sieved flour once. I must try it three times.
xxx

Coby said...

Not a coffee girl myself, but they still look beautiful Hottie, you certainly have an artistic bent. I have to say, I did always wonder how much difference sifting time and again could make, obviously it does work - the proof is in the eating!:)

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

I am not a sifter either, a quick blast in the mixer usually does me, maybe I should be patient and try it....but 3 times!,lol.
The cakes look lovely, very moreish!

Jacqui said...

Just found your blog and looks like it will be fun. I feel a kindred spirit in you. When I turned the big 50 this years my friends presented me with a baskey of goodies including a pink feather boa amongst other things.
On the food side I think sifting is so important, definately makes a difference. Look forward to following your blog.