How do you like your coffee in the morning?
If it’s big and in the form of a cake, then you’ve come to the right place. A slight coffee taste, with added chocolate frosting for that rich complimentary flavour.
- 145g caster sugar
- 100g butter or margarine
- 3 eggs
- 150g self raising flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp hot water
- 1 & 1/2 tbsp instant coffee
- 500g white fondant icing
- 500g red fondant icing
- Icing Sugar
- Chocolate Frosting
- Preheat the oven at 180C. Grease an 8/9 inch cake tin.
- Powder your surface with icing sugar. Roll out about 500g of the white icing until flat enough to cover a small bowl.
- Lay over the top and press lightly around the edges until the bowl is covered. Cut the excess with a knife. Trim around the edges of your ‘mug’ shape to make it neat. Leave to set.
- Roll up excess and cover with film for use later.
- Combine the sugar and butter in a large bowl until it becomes nice and fluffy.
- Whisk the eggs in a jug. Gradually pour into the mixture – adding 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. Make sure you don’t use all of it…
- Add the rest of the flour and the baking powder to the mixture and fold it in gently.
- Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water and add to the contents, combine well. Pour into your cake tin and leave in the oven for 40mins – 1hr.
- Once cake is out of the oven and cooled. Take the same sized bowl and place ontop, cut around the edges and remove excess.
- Layer cake with chocolate frosting, use excess cake and place ontop to make another layer.
- Completely cover the cake in chocolate frosting 😋
- Carefully place your set ‘mug’ shape ontop of the cake, and press down slightly so it is completely covered. Flip over and place ontop of a cake stand.
- Use the remaining white fondant and roll out into a square oblong shape.
- Lay this around the the top of your cake/mug to create the rim.
- Finally, powder your surface again and roll out the red fondant. Make sure it is long enough to fit around the side of your ‘coffee cup’.
- Cut your shape accordingly, wet one side so it is sticky and carefully place this around your cake.
- Use the excess and roll a small handle for your ‘mug’. That’s it 😊
If you want to know how to make the rose, please check out this other recipe