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Print This Delicious and Healthy Spiced Sponge Cake Recipe

Spiced Coffee Sponge Cake Recipe

Spiced coffee is my idea. Not until the latte craze, did ideas like this become main stream. The coffee icing drizzled across the top, sets this coffee sponge cake aside from all others. A little spiced coffee, milk, cinnamon, eggs and flour, sounds like breakfast to me.

Spiced Coffee Sponge Cake with coffee icing drizzle, coffee color

4 Tablespoons Ground coffee
3/4 cup Milk
1 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Ground cloves
3 Eggs
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1/4 cup Warm melted butter

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 20 -
Pan Type ~ two 8 inch round cake pans
Preheat oven, grease and flour your cake pans.

Combine the coffee and milk in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Steep over low heat for 10 minutes. Strain through several layers of cheesecloth, into a measuring cup. There should be ½ cup coffee flavored milk. Keep milk warm over low heat.

Sift flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves together and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs for about 2 minutes at high speed until thick. Slowly add sugar and beat for 4-5 minutes until very light.

With a mixer at low speed, beat in coffee flavored milk just until blended. Beat in vanilla. With mixer on low speed or by hand, fold in flour mixture just until blended.
Do not over beat.
Gently fold in melted butter.

Pour spiced cake batter into prepared cake pans. Bake Spiced Coffee Sponge Cake until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto racks to cool completely.
Spiced Coffee Sponge Cake is good with coffee icing.

12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 64 g
Calories 162
Calories from Fat 48
Total Fat 5.4g 8%
Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 25.8g 9%
Sugars 17.6g
Protein 3.0g
Vitamin A 3% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 3% • Iron 4%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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