December 27, 2013

Coffee Cake

Ingredients:
Flour - 2 cups
Castor sugar or powdered sugar - 2 cups
Instant coffee - 1 tbsp
Eggs - 6
Boiling water - 1 cup
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Cream of tartar - 1/2 tsp
Chopped walnuts - 1 cup
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp

Method:

  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Mix coffee powder in boiling water,
  • Separate eggs. Beat yolks with 1 1/2 cups of sugar until light and creamy, add vanilla essence.
  • Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until peaks form, then add 1/2 cup of sugar gradually, beating whites very stiff.
  • Add flour and coffee alternatively to the egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Fold in walnuts, then fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Blend evenly.
  • Pour into a greased pan and bake in a moderated oven for 50-60 minutes or until done.
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