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Coffee Caramel Cake

Last two weeks was hubby Birthday ,I baked him a Coffee Caramel Birthday cake.Last year I make him a Italian tiramisu but this year I decided to bake something different.I choose a coffee flavor cake with caramel frosting and decorated with butter cream weave basket design.Usually a weave basket design cake took me 2 days to complete and I'm quite happy with the result..
Ingredients:


6 oz or 1 1/2 stick butter,siftened,plus extra for greasing



1 cup sugar



3 eggs ,beaten



2 cup self-rising flour,sifted



1/2 cup strong black coffee ( I used instant coffee)


Caramel Frosting



1/2 cup whole milk



4 1/2 oz butter



3 tbsp sugar


Ingredients for Butter-icing(optional)


1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened


1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract


4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 1 lb.)


2 tablespoons milk


Makes: About 3 cups of icing









Method:


1:Preheat the oven to 350F /180C.Grease and base-line 2 x 8 inch cake pan or 2 oval cake pan.




2:Beat butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy.Gradually beat in the eggs,then fold in the flour and coffee.Divided the batter among the prepared pans and bake in the oven for 30 minutes,until well risen and springy to touch.


3:Leave in the pans for 5 minutes,then turn out and remove paper.Place on wire racks to cool completely.


To make frosting:



1:Put the milk and butter in a pan and heat gently until the butter melted.Remove from heat and set aside.



2:Put sugar in a pan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves and turns a golden caramel.



3: Remove from the heat and stir in the warm milk.Return to the heat and stir in caramel dissolves.



4:Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the confectioner's sugar,beating until the frosting is a smooth spreading consistency.



5:Sandwich the cakes together with some of the frosting and spread the rest over the top and sides.


Decorate with butter icing after the caramel frosting dried-overnight or 6 hours *optional*


I used royal icing for the flowers
You can see my other Wilton's cake decoration HERE and here and here

Note:
You can see some peach or reddish color on the weaves basket icing.At first I used peach color ,then remember it's a man cake ,so I mix with some blue color..Pardon the color appearance..It's been a while I decorate cake,the icing decoration is not up to expectation.As the said,practise make perfect,right?


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8 comments:

Melissa said...
December 18, 2008 at 9:44 PM

I t looks beautiful! Coffee with caramel is one of my favorite flavor combination's.

~~louise~~ said...
December 19, 2008 at 9:34 AM

That lucky man! It looks wonderful:)

Cynthia said...
December 19, 2008 at 2:41 PM

Love the colours!

Happy Holidays!

Little Corner of Mine said...
December 20, 2008 at 12:05 AM

Wow impressive! You are really good at decorating cake. Happy belated birthday to your hubby.

Kevin said...
December 20, 2008 at 2:13 PM

Amazing decorations on that cake!

Beachlover said...
December 20, 2008 at 5:44 PM

Melissa:
Thank you:)

louise:
Thank you:)

Cythian:
Thank you:) Happy holiday to you too!!

LCOM:
Thank you:P

Keving:
Thank you:)

noobcook said...
December 22, 2008 at 11:23 PM

unbelievable and amazing workmanship =)

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.