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Honey Iced Coffee Cake

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This is my favourite cake ever. This one was kindly made by my daughter while the whole of the rest of the household suffered from one malady or another. This was a very bright moment in an otherwise dull and miserable day.

This is one of those tried and true recipes that I have used for years. It’s easy and quick and probably the best tasting cake I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I often decorate it with whole coffee beans, the crunch and bitterness of the beans is complimented by the sweet and creamy honey icing.

Honey Iced Coffee Cake

3 tsps dry instant coffee
1 Tbls hot water
125g butter
2 tsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self raising flour
1/4 cup custard powder
1/3 cup milk

Honey Icing
30g butter
1 tsp instant dry coffee
1 Tbls hot water
1 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup icing sugar, approx

Grease a 20cm ring pan. Dissolve coffee in water, combine in a large bowl with butter, essence, sugar, eggs, flour, custard powder and milk.
Beat on low speed with electric mixer until combined and increase speed to medium and beat for about 3 mins, or until it is smooth and changes colour.
Spread mix into pan and bake in moderate oven for about 40mins.
Stand 5 for 5mins before turning on to a wire rack to cool.
Spread cold cake with icing.

Melt butter in a saucepan and remove from heat. Stir in combined coffee and water.
Add honey, essence and half the sifted icing sugar.
Gradually add more icing sugar to make a spreadable mix.

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Author: kolandasimone

40, on my way to 40 something...Still not sure what I want to do when I grow up, retire probably... Food obsessed, love to cook it, read about it, eat it... Chock full of useless information that crowds out the useful stuff sometimes.

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