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Frosted Coffee Traybake

by Sandra Lawson (follow)
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This is really simple to make and is perfect for those of us who love coffee flavours. The frosting happened by accident when I misread 'heat' for 'beat' when following the recipe.

Coffee Walnut Traybake

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes
Makes: 12 servings

For The Cake
225g softened butter
225g soft light brown sugar
275g self-raising flour
2 level tsp baking powder
4 large eggs
4 tbsp freshly brewed coffee, or 2 tbsp coffee essence and 2 tbsp milk

For the Icing
75g butter
225g sifted icing sugar
4 tsp freshly brewed coffee or 2 tsp coffee essence and 2 tsp milk
Walnut halves to decorate

Grease and line a traybake or roasting tin, measuring approximately 30 x 23cm, and preheat the oven to 180.

Weigh the softened butter.

Coffee Walnut Traybake

Weigh the soft light brown sugar.

Coffee Walnut Traybake

Weigh the self-raising flour and sieve into a bowl with the baking powder.

Self-raising flour Baking powder

Lightly beat the eggs.

Coffee Walnut Traybake

Beat everything together until well blended.

Transfer the mixture to the baking tin.

Mixture Baking Tin

Bake until the the cake has shrunk away from the sides of the tin and the top springs back when pressed lightly with the fingertips.

Self-raising flour baking powder

Leave to cool in the tin for about ten minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.

Self-raising flour baking powder

Place all the icing ingredients in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring with a wooden spoon until the butter has melted and the frosting has formed. If it is a little too runny, leave it for a few minutes to cool and firm up.

Self-raising flour baking powder

Stand the wire rack with the cooled cake over a tray to catch any icing that may drip, and spread the frosting over the top of the cake.

Coffee Frosting Walnut Halves

Decorate with the walnut halves and cut into pieces.

Coffee Frosting Walnut Halves

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