Camp Coffee Cake

This is a slightly sad coffee cake. I made it last weekend to take to my dad, as our beloved 20 year old cat sadly moved on to cat heaven and I thought he could do with some cheering up.

Coffee cake is his favourite, and I quite like it too, so I’ve made lots of versions over the years. This time I decided to try using Camp coffee essence instead of real coffee to see if that made any difference.

I think the sponge itself was quite subtly flavoured, especially since it turned out quite dark so I thought I’d be getting a big coffee hit. It rose well though, meaning I had to do a bit of carving to level it off…

The buttercream on the other hand was great, I didn’t have to use too much to get a good flavour and it combined easily into the mixture (I’ve had problems in the past with liquid coffee splitting the buttercream, disaster!)

I think I’d make the butter cream again, but probably go back to a proper coffee sponge. Still turned out pretty nice though!

RIP Ami the cat 😦

Camp Coffee Cake

  • 225g butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp camp coffee essence
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, slowly so as not to curdle the mix. Beat in the coffee essence, then sift in the flour and baking powder and fold into the mix. Divide the mixture evenly between 2 greased and lines 8″ round cake tins, and bake for 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • 125g butter, cubed
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 1tbsp camp coffee essence
Beat the butter to soften then add in the icing sugar, beating until it comes together and has no lumps left. Add in the coffee essence and mix until combined. Trim the bottom layer of the cake if necessary, then spread the icing on top. Top with the second cake layer and dust with icing sugar. Delicious!

3 thoughts on “Camp Coffee Cake

  1. So sorry to hear about your kitty cat, but 20 years old is amazing! She must have been very well looked after and very well loved to live that long!
    Cake looks gorgeous, I secretly love Camp Coffee. There is something so uncool about it that makes it right!

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