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.
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
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
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.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!