Chocolate and Coffee Cake

    50 minutes

    Ideal for a coffee addict this cake is a perfect balance between coffee and chocolate. The icing is my favourite and I now use on other cakes as well.

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    Serves: 8 

    • Cake
    • 150g dark chocolate
    • 100ml strong brewed coffee, cooled
    • 100g butter
    • 6 eggs
    • 75g soft brown sugar
    • 40g flour
    • Icing
    • 100g dark chocolate
    • 50ml creme fraiche
    • 50ml coffee liqueur
    • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
    • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Cake: Preheat oven to 150 degrees C and grease a cake tin.
    2. Gently melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water along with the coffee.
    3. Roughly diced the butter and add to the chocolate and coffee. Mix well and remove from heat.
    4. Separate egg whites and yolks putting whites to one side. Beat yolks with sugar until white.
    5. Add melted chocolate mixture to eggs and then the flour. Mix.
    6. Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff then add to mixture.
    7. Pour mixture into tin and bake for 40 minutes.
    8. Icing: Melt the chocolate oven a pan of boiling water. Remove from heat and pour in creme fraiche and coffee liqueur. Leave to cool stirring from time to time.
    9. Gently take cake out of tin then pour chocolate-coffee icing over. Chill for ten minutes then sprinkle with icing sugar and cocoa powder.

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