Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mocha Chiffon Cake




I made this cake for my son-in-laws birthday
because mocha cake is his favourite.

I don't make cakes very often since my
children have grown up and left the nest.
I found a recipe in an old cookbook.
Five Roses Cookbook

Ingredients:
2 tsp. instant coffee
3/4 cup hot water
1 3/4  all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
6 egg whites at room temp.
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
2 squares semi-sweet chocolate grated.

Instructions:

Preheat oven: 325 F

Dissolve coffee in hot water and cool.
Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together in a bowl.
Make a well in the center and add the following:
oil, egg yolks, cooled coffee and vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.

Beat egg white and cream of tartar in large bowl until stiff but not dry. 
Pour batter over egg whites.
Fold in carefully with a spatula, adding grated chocolate towards the end.
Pour batter into 2 cake pans or one 10 inch tube pan. 
I used 2 cake cake pans and lined them with waxed paper.
Bake about 60-70 minutes at 325 degrees. or until cake springs back when lightly touched, or when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Cool completely before removing from pan.

"M" is for Martin
As you can see,
I am not an expert in cake decorating.
"You can't judge a book by it's cover"
This cake is delicious.

I used 
 Chocolate Frosting
I love this frosting very easy to make.

1/4 cup unsalted butter
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Melt the butter in the microwave, 
whisk in the cocoa powder
Add milk and vanilla and whisk until frothy.
If too runny, add more icing sugar
If too stiff, work in a tsp. of milk.

It was delicious

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