I love coffee. When I say that to people, they think I drink endless cups of coffee made my way. In reality, I have a cup a day. No more, no less. Not really, there are those days when I don't have any coffee, but I doubt there are days when I drink more than one cup. So when I had a friend staying over, I made 2 cups. But she left in a hurry as we woke up very late. I didn't want to drink an extra cup. And I abhor drinking coffee made from the previous day's decoction. Fresh is my mantra! So I stuck it in the fridge and decided to think about what to do with it.
A couple of days later, it was my colleague's birthday. I wanted to try a differently flavoured cake. I thought of orange. Laks suggested apple. I thought about making the apple cake but remembered that my colleague wasn't too kicked about an apple cake when we'd discussed it. When I opened the fridge for something else, I saw the coffee sitting there and right then it hit me. I thought, "A real coffee cake".
The cake was just about everything I thought it would be. I added some walnuts to the batter which gave some crunch to this lactose free cake.
1 cup Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
a Pinch of Salt
1/2 cup Coffee Decoction
1/4 cup Oil
1 tsp Coffee Essence
1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
1 Egg, beaten
Sift all the dry ingredients for the cake together into a food processor jar with the dough blade. Pour in all the liquid ingredients and run the processor for 2 minutes. Blend in the walnuts.
Prepare an 8 inch round cake tin by first smearing a little butter all over the tin and then dusting it with flour. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 30 minutes at 350 F.
Cut into wedges and serve with a glass of cold milk. If you love coffee with coffee, enjoy a wedge of this cake with steaming hot cup of coffee.
As it turns out, Meeta is hosting her popular Monthly Mingle this month and she's picked Coffee & Tea as the theme. How wonderfully convenient for me! And now it is time to see what my fellow bloggers are up to. Puffing and panting? Or going strong? Check them out for yourself: Siri, Srivalli, Ranji, PJ, Curry Leaf, Medha, Priya, Bhawna, Raaji, Ruchii, Anu, Kamala, Roopa, Divya Kudua, Rekha, Divya M, Lakshmi, Lakshmi Venkatesh , Sripriya, Viji, Kamalika, Pavani