Sunday, 16 June 2013

coffee cake with chocolate ganache

for the cake:
300g unsalted butter
300g caster sugar
5 eggs
300g SR flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp strong black coffee
splash of milk

for the filling:
100g unsalted butter
200g icing sugar
1.5 tbsp strong black coffee

for the ganache:
100g dark chocolate 
140ml whipping or double cream 

  • preheat oven to 180c
  • make coffee and leave to cool 
  • grease 2 x 20cm cake tins
  • beat together butter and sugar
  • beat in one egg at a time + a spoon of the flour 
  • sift in remaining flour and baking powder
  • stir in cold coffee and splash of milk 
  • pour into cake tins evenly and bake for 30-35mins 
  • leave to cool 
  • filling - mix together and fill cake 
  • ganache - cut chocolate into small pieces and put in a bowl 
  • gently bring cream to boil and pour over chocolate - stirring until melted
  • leave to cool for a couple of minutes
  • pour over cake starting in middle and working outwards

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