Let’s Celebrate With Cake!

You have to do something fantastic and special this weekend. I suggest this cake…

Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake with a hint of coconut

The Usual Cast of Characters

2 t. Espresso powder

T. hot water

1/2c. buttermilk

3 sticks of butter, room temperature

1¼ c. granulated sugar

3 large eggs

½ T. vanilla

½ t. kosher salt

1/2t. baking powder

1/4 cup and 1 T cocoa powder

1 c. flour (cake or all purpose)

1t coconut essence or extract

Powdered sugar or fall sprinkles for dusting

The Steps To Glory

Preheat oven to 325° F. Spray a 5” x 9” loaf pan

1. In a small bowl dissolve espresso powder in hot water. Stir into buttermilk; set aside.

2. In the work bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy, 5-6 minutes.

3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla, salt, baking powder, and cocoa powder, coconut and mix until combined.

4.With mixer on low add flour and buttermilk mixture alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Mix until just combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.

5. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool 20 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar or fall sprinkles.

I also recommend a delightful back to school tea with your favorite people! She was very eager to end the pictures and get on with the goodies!

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11 thoughts on “Let’s Celebrate With Cake!

  1. I’m actually drooling ! Something about the chocolaty strings from the mixers rotatory attachment – just makes me want to lick it !! 🙂 Thank you for joining Meraki this week Amykin. So glad your a part of the Meraki tribe.

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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