Let’s not just drink our coffee, but eat it too in the form of these flavourful coffee cakes. Good news is all these recipes have a common baking part with little tweaks here and there to change the flavours. Also, they can be made with ingredients you will easily find in your neighbourhood grocery store.
Stir together flour, sugar and some salt in a bowl, and keep aside. Mix three tbsp of instant coffee in a cup of boiling water and when dissolved, pour it in a pan containing melted butter. Bring the liquid to boil and set aside. Take half cup buttermilk and two eggs. Mix them together with drops of vanilla essence and a tsp of baking soda.
1. Plain Buttermilk Coffee Cake
Fold the coffee mixture first with the flour mixture, followed by the egg mixture. Bake the mixture for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool it down and serve.
2. Nut Cinnamon Coffee Wonder
Take some chopped nuts (cashew, apricot, pecans) and mix them with some cinnamon and brown sugar. In the above batter, fold this mixture gently and bake.
3. Rhubarb Coffee Cake
Take the plain buttermilk coffee cake and cut it into two halves horizontally. Take some rose petals and make rhubarb concentrate with it. Or you can get some gulkand from the market and mix it with water to make it of semi-liquid consistency. Spread this concentrate in between the two cake halves and at the top of the upper layer. Cut and serve
4. Chocolate Coffee Cake
Make a chocolate swirl mixing pecans, coffee and sugar in melted chocolate. Divide the plain buttermilk coffee cake batter into three parts. Pour the first part in the baking dish. Drizzle half of the chocolate swirl over it. Then add the second half of batter and pour the rest of the chocolate. Finally add the third portion of the batter. Bake and serve.
5. Max Coffee Cake
Mix together a cup of boiling water, two spoons of espresso coffee, a stick of butter and some sugar. Use it as an icing over plain buttermilk coffee cake.