3 weeks ago, there I was doing trials and error looking for a good coffee cake recipe. In total i tried 3 recipes, but none of them really surprised me. It might be because of the espresso powder i used, or or the recipe itself. However, there was this particular recipe that had the texture I liked, it was similar to the coffee cake sold at Bengawan Solo. I guessed maybe I could infuse some espressoo coffee into the cakes/cupcakes the next time I’m doing that recipe again.
The very first time I tried to make the cupcakes, it failed really badly as I did too much alterations to the recipe. Worse of all, I added too much coffee oil to the buttercream, causing it to taste overpoweringly sweet yet bitter.
The following day was the day I tried 3 recipes and got a good one. It was the one with the almonds on the buttercream. Pardon me for the black dots on that cupcake, I scooped a handful of espresso powder into the batter I don’t know why. After that, I realised it was ground coffee. The packaging wrote ‘Espresso Powder’, but I overlooked the words at the bottom, ‘ground coffee’. I’m blind.
Coffee cupcake recipe
adapted from nigella.com
- 25g walnut pieces
- 50g caster sugar
- 113g soft unsalted butter (plus some for greasing)
- 100g all purpose flour
- 2 tsp instant coffee granules/powder
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Double sift the flour, coffee powder, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda. If you are using coffee granules, then no need for sifting.
- Mix the above dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar for a few minutes, until light and fluffy. This is a very important step, please be patient and really beat the butter and sugar for at least 3 mins.
- Add in the eggs, one egg at a time.
- Then placed in the flour mixture in 3 parts so that the flour does not fly all over your counter top. Mix until just combined. It is fine if you still see abit of flour
- Lastly, pour in your milk. Mix until combine and bake them in prepared cupcake liners for about 18 to 20 minutes, or when you insert a toothpick to the cupcake, the toothpick comes out clean.
*Stay tune for more coffee cake recipes as I will be trying out cakes baked with other techniques.
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