We hope you've had a lovely week. Here's a new cake recipe to brighten up your Sunday:
Coffee cake with mascarpone icing
for the cake
2 level tsp instant coffee
1 tbsp fine-ground real coffee grounds
175g unsalted butter, softened
100g light brown sugar
100g caster sugar
2 large eggs
100g plain flour
100g spelt or wholemeal flour
2 level tsp baking powder
75g brazil or walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
for the icing
250g tub mascarpone
150g icing sugar
2 tsp instant coffee dissolved in I tbsp hot water
Heat oven to 180°C non-fan. Butter two 20cm sponge tins and line the bottom with baking parchment.
Combine milk, instant coffee and ground coffee in a saucepan and bring only just to the boil. Beat butter and both sugars till light and fluffy. Then beat in eggs one at a time. Add the slightly cooled coffee/milk mixture. Sift the two flours and baking powder together, then beat this through. Add chopped nuts. Divide between two tins and bake for approx 25 minutes.
Mix icing ingredients together with a whisk and spread in between and on top of cooled cakes. Delicious!