Cake Recipe: Coffee Pound Cake

Coffee Pound CakeOrdinary pound cake turns into luscious easy desserts treat with a deep, dark and intense flavor with the addition of brewed coffee in this recipe adapted from The Coffee Book by Christie and Thomas Katona. To make coffee pound cake, you need butter, sugar, eggs, brewed coffee, pure vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and mace. You can serve the pound cake as is or cover it with icing or frosting for an even more delicious dessert. Coffee or mocha icing makes an aromatic and unforgettable healthy recipes dish. You can also cover the coffee pound cake with glaze or vanilla, chocolate, or mocha ice cream, chill in the freezer before serving. For a simple coating, sprinkle powdered sugar over the cake with the use of a sieve.

Pound cake makes a beautiful dessert for all occasions and is easy enough to prepare. Pound cake got its name because the original recipe calls for a pound or flour, a pound of butter, a pound of sugar, and a pound of eggs. This recipe was designed for commercial purposes and sold in cake shops and bakeries. Since the original recipe yields a large cake that is too much for a single family to consume, it has been reformulated to suit various and individual tastes and needs. The ratio of 1:1:1:1 is retained, however, and is the essence of a pound cake.

Ingredients: 1 cup butter, 1 ½ cups granulated sugar, 4 eggs, ½ cup brewed coffee, cooled to room temperature, 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon mace

Preparation Instructions: Coffee Pound Cake Recipe

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5 in. loaf pan. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Add coffee and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the butter mixture, blending well. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake 1 hour 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove from the pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

To make coffee pound cake, it is best to use a Bundt mold or loaf pan. Grease the pan with vegetable shortening or butter before mixing the ingredients. One of the most crucial steps in making a fluffy and airy pound cake is the creaming method, which involves blending the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. You can use a hand blender for better results and to make the blending easier.

Source: www.gourmandia.com

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