How about a little cream with your coffee? A simple, what I call ” anyday” cake is drenched with coffee flavor and topped with fluffy buttercream and dark chocolate shavings – a simple little jewel snack cake.
This cake is based on a basic 1-2-3 yellow cake recipe, so it is easy to prepare. Add unsweetened cocoa powder, about 1 tablespoon, along with the espresso if you would like to make a mocha cake or leave out the espresso powder for a simple yellow cake.
To soften butter, remove from the refrigerator 1 hour prior to using.
Make sure to use an extra large egg.
I use an electric hand mixer for the cake and the frosting, no need for a stand mixer.
Look for instant espresso in most large markets or use dried instant coffee.
This simple cake, from my collection of “anyday” recipes, is diminutive at a single layer, perfect for a late afternoon snack and of course great with a cup of coffee.
As always, enjoy. B