Long full day, full of cakes flowers and presents.
Grand finale were two beautiful cakes for my mother in-law and mom، though I assembled them in a hurry but they turned out real beauties, covered with colored cream to match the macaroons and meringues on top.
First layer was lemon velvet filled with strawberries and top layer chocolate filled with ganache. So yummy.
I now strongly believe that some recipes do actually call me to try them, I know this might be weird but true cause I look through many many recipes on daily basis but not all interest me to try them.
Well couple of days ago I saw this light healthy recipe in an account I follow on named Bandora (means tomatoes) , vegan type of kibbeh great for vegetarians or lint.
Fifty percent of ingredients is burgul, other half is sautéed onions and tomatoes, raw green onions, carrots,zucchini, coriander, parsely, mint, chili paste,salt, pepper,summaq and olive oil. All together in the food processor.
Loved the idea of using Turkish coffee in a cake, never occurred to me before until I saw it on Measuring Cups Optional , loved the idea a lot since I’m a big coffee fan.
The recipe posted was more like a fudge cake so I kept searching for similar recipes, Pinterest of course, found many cakes with coffee but not Turkish ( espresso or instant) so I combined both recipes together and the result was really awesome.
Took the cake to my cousin’s this morning , big family gathering and everyone just loved it.Coffee chocolate lover will surely fall in love with the rich taste.
Ingredients and method:
1/2 cup brown sugar.
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla.
1/2 cup vegetable oil.
1/2 cup milk.
1 tsp ground cardamon.
2 tablespoons Turkish coffee powder
1/2 cup cocoa.
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda.
2 1/2 cups flour.
Beat eggs and sugar with vanilla till creamy.
add coffee and cardamon.
Add cocoa ,baking powder,baking soda and flour consequently.
Bake in two or three pans as you wish in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes.
cool then assemble layers with cream and any kind of dark chocolate.
For the cream:
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 sachets whipping cream
1/2 cup cooled boiled Turkish coffee with 1 tsp instant coffee with it.
Whip all ingredients till double in size and fluffy then cool in fridge.
Loved everything about this new baby , so easy and delicious !
نص كوب سكر بني
3/4 كوب سكر ابيض
نص كوب زيت نباتي
ملعقتين كبار قهوه تركي ( بودره مش مغليه)
ملعقه صغيرة هيل مطحون
نص كوب كاكاو
ملعقه صغيرة فانيلا
3 ملاعق صغيرة باكينغ باودر
ربع ملعقة كربونات الصودص
2 1/4 كوب طحين.
يخفق البيض والسكر جيدا ثم تضاف باقي المقادير بالتتابع.
تخبز بفرن متوسط الحراره لمده 40-45 دقيقه.
انا عملتها بقالبين وحشيت كريما بالنص.
باكيتين كريما بودره
فنجان صغير قهوه تركي مغليه مع نص معلقه نسكافيه
تخفق جيدا وتبرد.
تحشى الكريما بين الطبقات وحطيت كمان شوكولاته سوداء.
تزيين حسب الرغبه.
Baked this beautiful elegant cake for my friend’s birthday today, It’s becoming a dear tradition each birthday that I really enjoy and of course do it with lots of love.
Well this cake has very little ingredients and very easy to make, but it’s success depends upon baking heat and time.Oven must be on 180 º and may need to lower it after 15-20 minutes to 130º.
Another issue is baking time, recipe says 20-25 minutes, it may need a bit more but you must be careful not to over bake or else it will dry or collapse..turn off the oven when surface is golden and sides crispy. Then leave to cool completely before removing it from pan.
* Mix eggs, vanilla and sugar till fluffy and creamy.
* Add baking powder and pistachios.
* Grease 2 small baking pans or line with wax paper.
* Devide batter in pans.
* Heat oven at 180º. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool.
For the filling:
* 1 pack kiri or cream cheese.
* 1 pack dream whip.
* 1 pack cream.
* icing sugar if you like your cream extra sweet.
Mix well till fluffy and doubled in size. Leave in fridge overnight.
Assemble the cake and leave in fridge to firm for 2-3 hours. Decorate it as you wish.