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Cappuccino Cake
Make sure you use deep sandwich tins for this recipe, as the shallower tins tend to overflow. They are available from good cookshops or by mail order.
Cake tins needed: 2 loose-based 20cm (8in) sandwich tins, 4cm (1½in) deep
50g (2oz) cocoa powder
6 tbsp boiling water
3 large eggs
60ml (2fl oz) milk
175g (6oz) self-raising flour
1 rounded tsp baking powder
100g (4oz) butter, softened
275g (10oz) caster sugar

for the filling and topping
300ml (½ pint) pouring double cream
1 level tsp instant coffee, dissolved in 2 tsp hot water
a little cocoa powder or drinking chocolate, for dusting
Step One
Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/gas 4. Lightly grease both the tins and line the bases with non-stick baking parchment.
Step Two
Put the cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl, add the boiling water and mix well until it has a paste-like consistency
Step Three
Add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl and whisk with a hand-held electric mixer until just combined. The mixture will be a thickish batter (be careful not to overwhisk).
Step Four
Divide the cake mixture between the prepared tins and gently level the surface. Bake for 25–30 minutes, until the cakes are well risen and beginning to shrink away from the side of the tin. Turn the cakes out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
Step Five
To finish the cake, whip the double cream until it just holds its shape and then stir in the dissolved coffee. Use half the cream to fill the cake and spread the remainder over the top. Gently smooth the surface with a palette knife and dust with sifted cocoa or drinking chocolate. This cake is best eaten fresh; store in the fridge if necessary.

i made it and when i tasted the double cream with coffee i wasn’t so sure that it would taste good.It was brilliant!!!absolutely delicious even if you aren’t a coffee lover.Also sprinkled grated chocolate on top

Added on March 28th, 2013

far too much sugar!

Added on December 21st, 2012

Made this yesterday with eager anticipation and it was lovely. The sponge was lovely and sweet and the cappucino cream made this cake a hit! Thanks :)

Kenelma McCrae
Added on March 4th, 2012

cappucino cake

Ewa Page
Added on November 6th, 2011

Made this cake for a friends birthday yesterday, it looked lovely and everyone enjoyed it very much. A winner.

Anna Clover
Added on October 18th, 2011

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Added on May 19th, 2011

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