Chocolate Coffee ‘Tiramisu’ Cake

20 Apr
Chocolate Coffee ‘Tiramisu’ Cake

I have chosen this delicious cake which falls in to the ‘very easy to make’ category and is a popular afternoon tea choice at the Cafe. This is based on a recipe by the fabulous Mitzie Wilson whose book I used constantly as a student – baking for my flatmates to brighten up our days. Instead of Mitzie’s Marscapone Icing I tend to use Cream Cheese frosting (a cheaper ingredient for a poor student which has now stuck!). I also think this keeps better in the fridge as a Marscapone topping can look pretty sad the next day & nobody wants a sad-looking cake.

Recently voted by one of our customers: the best cake she has EVER had. You can’t beat that for a recommendation! Here’s how I make it:

April Recipe: Tiramisu Cake

First pre-heat the oven to 170ºC and grease & line a cake tin

Dissolve 1 tblsp instant coffee in 1tsp boiling water then put into a large mixing bowl with:

125g Self-Rasing Flour

1 tsp Baking powder

125g Butter (I use cooking margarine)

125g Golden Caster Sugar

60g Grated Dark Chocolate (or coarsely chopped in a processor)

2 Free-range Eggs

Mix together then pour into the prepared cake tin.

Place in the oven to bake for 25-35 minutes until springy to the touch.

Leave to cool then pour over Brandy (you could also use Rum or Marsala) and leave to soak in.

Make your Icing: whisk together 100g cream cheese, 150g icing sugar, 100g butter (margarine)  until smooth.

Spread this over your sponge and then dust liberally with cocoa powder

They also make delicious & unusual cupcakes and you can booze them up as much as you like for a grown up party!

NB: For the version I make at the Cafe, I make two of these sponges (using decaf coffee) soaked in a slightly Brandy flavoured sugar syrup then sandwiched together with some of the frosting.


Posted by on April 20, 2012 in Recipes


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2 responses to “Chocolate Coffee ‘Tiramisu’ Cake

  1. mydearbakes

    April 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Looks yummy! =)


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