Warning! Your house may smell incredible while baking this Nescafé Chocolate Cake!
What is Nescafé
Nescafé is a brand of coffee made by Nestlé. It comes in many different forms. The name is a portmanteau of the words “Nestlé” and “café”. Nestlé first introduced their flagship coffee brand in Switzerland on 1 April 1938.
Can you put instant coffee in a cake?
The instant coffee (in this case Nescafé) mixed in with the rest of the ingredients gives the cake a little extra kick to send those flavors flying, making the cake taste 10x better. Only a small teaspoon is needed to add to this cake mix to cause those flavors to be even more emphasized.
- 4 large eggs
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp coffee (Nescafé)
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1½ cups cake flour
- Preheat oven to 180 C / 350F
- Grease 2 x 18cm/7 -inch round cake tins and line the bottom with Parchment Paper.
- Or you may use a bundt baking tin greased with spray and cook.
- In a large bowl, place sugar, vanilla essence, and eggs and beat well until light and fluffy with an electric mixer.
- Next, add oil and beat for 1 minute.
- In a cup, stir cocoa powder and coffee together with the warm water until thoroughly mixed.
- Add to the bowl with all the dry ingredients sifted and mix until well combined.
- Take care not to over-mix.
- Divide the mixture equally between the cake tins and bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool cakes on a wire rack for 10 mins.
- Loosen with a palette knife, and turn out to further cool on wire racks.
- Ice the cake with buttercream icing OR chocolate ganache by using 2 x 80 g slabs of milk chocolate broken into pieces and melted in ¼ cup fresh cream.
- Place in microwave and melt chocolate in 30-second intervals stirring until smooth.
- Place chocolate ganache in the fridge for 10 mins to cool then decorate your cooled cake.
- I used crispy orange Chocola, or if not available in your area, you can opt for Hamlet Chocola’s, Crispy Thins, Milk Chocolate – Hazelnuts for the topping.
Source: Fatima Sydow
Baked and posted by Gail Haselsteiner
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