This week I made this super easy and very tasty coffee and dark chocolate cake for when my good friends Freddie & Alvin popped over.
It’s made from my Classic Maderia Cake recipe but with a few tweaks!
Once I’d completely made the mix I added in 2 tablespoons of strong coffee (made from 2 teaspoons of instant coffee and 50ml boiling water). You could also use coffee extract or flavouring but I find instant coffee works just as well!
Then I did the exact same thing and added it to the vanilla buttercream recipe also listed on the madeira cake recipe.
Once I had stacks the layers and coated it in a layer of coffee buttercream, I melted 100g dark chocolate. I then mixed in about a teaspoon of vegetable oil to give it a better, pourable consistency.
Then, when the chocolate was still soft, I topped it with gold edible stars from Sainsbury’s.
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