Ria's Collection: COFFEE CAKE WITH COFFEE MASCARPONE FROSTING

Monday, March 1, 2010

COFFEE CAKE WITH COFFEE MASCARPONE FROSTING

Dear All,
I am happily married now and this is my first day in the US. And I don't think I'll be doing any serious cooking for another 2 weeks or so, since we need to settle down.So here is Deeba , my cake partner, taking up my space to do her bit of writing and baking :) Deeba needs no introduction,she is like Mary Poppins ( I just watched the movie last night in the flight) pulling out or rather baking all these gorgeous stuff one after another! So here is another one from her! Hope you all enjoy what she has baked for me :D I really wish I could taste this cake in real! Thank you so much Deeba! HUGS!

When Ria invited me to do a guest post for her, I didn’t have to think twice. Yes of course. I got to know her about a year ago when she found me through blogging as we share a love for food, especially cakes. The food blogging world being what it is, she quickly became my primary source for vanilla beans and an active twitter friend!
Time flies and how, and the time for her to get married and join her darling Jobin is finally here. As she said, it's been a LONG 5 years. I will miss my 'vanilla bean girl', but she's off to greener pastures. Here's a cake I made as a birthday present for my Mom's friend, and I made a border for it inspired by Ria's post not so long ago. This style of making cake borders got my attentiuon instantly, and I have put it to great use...
and in these Nanaimo Bars too!
 
You can find a simple tutorial here if you like.
This is just what I love about blogging...the sharing of ideas and talent!  
I am sharing a very basic sponge cake recipe here today which forms a great base for any cake. It's easy to remember too and is one I use for my Swiss rolls all the time. It's 3 eggs + 1/2 cup flour + 1/2 cup sugar. This time I've used some baking powder too, which I don't use while making Swiss rolls. The recipe can be easily doubled to give you a 8-9" bigger cake. Do make sure you double the frosting too if you decide to double the sponge ingredients!
 Good luck to you Ria... All the very best always.
This post is for you!
Coffee Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
Recipe from Deeba @ Passionate About Baking
Makes one 6" cake, 8-10 servings
Coffee Sponge
3 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup vanilla sugar (or plain)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt
2 tsps instant coffee powder
Filling/Topping
100gm mascarpone (homemade recipe here)
200ml cream (25% fat, chilled)
1/2 tsp instant coffee
3-4 tbsp icing sugar
Lace Border
50gms milk, dark or white chocolate (I find milk chocolate works the best)
Chocolate shavings and coffee beans for garnishing
1/4tsp cocoa if you want to make a web on top
Method:
For the sponge
Preheat oven to 190C. Grease and line a 6" cake tin.
Sift the flour + baking powder + salt 3 times. Keep aside.
Beat the eggs, coffee and sugar well with hand beater over gently simmering water till it triples in volume. A thick ribbon of batter should fall falls and holds in place for at least 5 seconds (beat for approx 10mins).
Gently fold in the sifted flour; mix lightly so that air doesn't escape.
Turn gently into tin and bake for 20-25 mins till done. Don't overbake or sponge will be dry.
Once done, remove from tin after 5 mins and leave on rack to cool completely. Cut horizontally into 2 layers.
For Filling Topping:
Whip all ingredients together until you get desired consistency. Cream should be thick and holds peaks.
Adjust sugar if need be. 
Assembling:
Use about 1/3 to sandwich the cake, and frost the sides and top with the rest. Leave to set for about 20 minutes in the fridge.
For the lace border
Melt the chocolate in a ziploc bag. Snip a TINY hole in one corner for piping.
To make a border for the cake, measure the height of the border that you would like, and the circumference of the cake. Cut our parchment paper to this measure and squiggle patterns or doodle with melted chocolate on it. (If you are unsure, keep a pattern under the parchment and trace out with melted chocolate). Wait for it to almost set, where the paper is still flexible and the chocolate is not set hard. Wrap it around the cake and press gently to the frosted sides so that the pattern sticks to the sides. Mine didn't hold a 100% because I didn't frost the sides, but it was fine anyway.  Chill for about 30minutes in the fridge to set the chocolate. Gently peel off the parchment.
♥ Thank you for stopping by ♥

24 Comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

no words to comment about ur cake recipes...wounderfull cake and hats off for ur creativity...

Shabs.. said...

Hey ria......congrats sweets!So u r in US already?!!.....Now you can dance with cheese as it is so widely available!you will find amazing baking goodies as well....see u soon in action da...

Suma Rowjee said...

Hi Ria! Wish you a very happy married life!!

Yet another yummy, awesome cake by Deeba here. The lace border looks sensational!

A Homemakers Diary said...

Congrats o Ria and all the best in your new life and the new task of setting a nest for you two. lovely cake Deeba. thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

Congrats and welcome to the US of A - hope you are having fun settling into your new digs! I'm off Facebook for Lent (ha ha ha!) will catch up with your wedding pics later ;-) Thanks for sharing the cofee cake recipe too Deeba! Just what the doctor ordered.....I'm having a case of the munchies right now...

Deeba PAB said...

Good luck to you Ria; how time flies!! Enjoy your new life! HUGS!!

Divya Kudua said...

Deeba always comes out with these priceless wonders:):)

I so badly want to make this cake..coffee and mascarpone..yum!!

Parita said...

Congrats Ria!! Now can enjoy all the goodies in US especially the cheese and dairy products along with other baking goodies :) Good luck!

Priya said...

h'py married life ria...u gonna rock there....deeba is a beautiful soul in blog world..sure she adds colors to ur feathers..

Ninu said...

hey deeba the cake looks great!!! =) and ria you look great!! heheh, i gues we have some common friends, a certian joseph CJ ? from goa slash bangalore? =) a nyway he got tagged in your wedding pics and i so happened to look at them and the moment i saw u and jobin i was like heyyyyyyyyyyy this is RIAS COLLECTIONS , ria!!!! =) lol anyway you looked great girl =) mucho beautiful.
wish you and jobin all the very best for the wonderful ride ahead =)

Ninu said...

hey deeba the cake looks great!!! =) and ria you look great!! heheh, i gues we have some common friends, a certian joseph CJ ? from goa slash bangalore? =) a nyway he got tagged in your wedding pics and i so happened to look at them and the moment i saw u and jobin i was like heyyyyyyyyyyy this is RIAS COLLECTIONS , ria!!!! =) lol anyway you looked great girl =) mucho beautiful.
wish you and jobin all the very best for the wonderful ride ahead =)

Ninu said...

hey deeba the cake looks great!!! =) and ria you look great!! heheh, i gues we have some common friends, a certian joseph CJ ? from goa slash bangalore? =) a nyway he got tagged in your wedding pics and i so happened to look at them and the moment i saw u and jobin i was like heyyyyyyyyyyy this is RIAS COLLECTIONS , ria!!!! =) lol anyway you looked great girl =) mucho beautiful.
wish you and jobin all the very best for the wonderful ride ahead =)

Jamie said...

Gorgeous cake for a gorgeous bride! And one recipe I must steal!

El said...

Congratulations! Here's to many years of domestic bliss. Enjoy the US...How can you not with cakes like this?

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

That cake is a showstopper. Hope you are having a wonderful honeymoon.

Divya Vikram said...

Welcome to the US Ria. And that cake is truly amazing!!

Reena said...

Hi Ria,

Welcome to the US and enjoy your stay! All the very best as you thread your loving nest. Look forward to all new recipes. Take care

Reena

Aparna said...

Congratulations and luck in the new chapter in your life. Deeba has made you the perfect cake to open that chapter.

ARUNA said...

wow its such a gorgeous cake, making me drool! Congratulations for a new beginning!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Congratulations! Wishing you a very blissful and happy married life! Hope the adjustment of living in US isn't hard on you.

Deeba, your cake is just simply gorgeous and delightful as always. :)

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Oh such a perfect cake to send you off onto greater lands!!

Nachiketa said...

Congratulations! Wishing you a happy married life :)

You must be truly special... Deeba did such a lovely guest post for you....

Cheers,
The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts - Nachiketa
Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over

Desserts

Nachiketa said...

hey! ria,

even i tried the technique of making the border to make a bird on my cake.... came out nice... :)

Haroun n the Sea of Stories Inspires Vibha's Hoopoe Lemon Cake

Hope ure having a great time...

cheers,
The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts - Nachiketa
Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

Ria Mathew said...

Thank you everyone so much, I know I am really late in replying to you (almost a year late! boo! )

Ninu- come out and temme more!!! :)

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