Hello? Are you all covered in snow? I hope you're all doing well. I thought given the weather that something yummy and warming would be the order of the day, it's a bit late due to the babes teething like a pro, she's currently more drool than baby.
So, I present to you......the Chocolate and Coffee Cake, ta da!
It's not dressed as such as we had no icing or coffee beans, but my it was lovely! It was baked using Jamie's 9 inch cake tin (£12.50) and it's sitting on a lovely cooling rack (£17.50) from his range, both performed really well according to the lovely man and baker of the house! The cooling rack is very sturdy and comes in a pack of two! If you're interested then let me know and I can send one out to you!
Here's the lowdown on how to get your own cake:
175g caster sugar
150g flour (plain)
25g Cocoa powder
1 tbsp water mixed with 1 tsp instant coffee
Cream butter and sugar together until, well, creamy. Add the eggs and the coffee and mix. Then sieve in the flour and cocoa and mix again.
Bake in the oven at 180c for 20-25mins.
All you need to do is make a cup of tea, get under a blanket, put on your favourite TV aaaaaannndddd....relax.