Thursday, 3 June 2010

Yummy Cake

The older pride and joy has been on work practise for five weeks and I made her a cake to bring for the staff there. Their diet flew out the window as they hysterically dug in to it =) and they wanted the recipe so my girl came cheerfully home and said "can't you make a pretty sorta card-thingy", bless her =)

Yes I know that I spoil her, she's soon 19 so she should have baked herself and wrote down the recipe herself but... you know...

So here it is. (I've translated the recipe at the end of the post cause I wanted to give you ample warning first; this is a recipe of guaranteed weight gain and possible heart conditions, but it's delicious!)

A few challenges too:

ABC challenge - V is for vintage

Polka doodles - sew and sew

Crafts and me - distressed

Just Magnolia - Hot and spicy (it's a perfect summer cake cause it's so quick and easy to make)

Well, here goes, you have been warned:

Coffee cake

One store bought three layered sponge cake

½ dl boiling water
2 tablespoons of instant coffee
4 dl whipped cream (don't whip it to firm)

Toffee topping:
5 dl thick cream
1 tablespoon of cocoa
5 tablespoons of sugar
3 tablespoons of syrup
1 tablespoon of butter

Mix hot water and coffee. When it has cooled down, stir it into the whipped cream. Spread out between the layers of the cake.

Mix everything for the toffee topping in a pan and boil without lid - while stirring - until thick and shiny. This takes 30-40 minutes. Let it cool but not get cold. Pour the topping sauce over the cake and let it spread down the sides. Store in a cool place.


Andrea said...

wow heart attack indeed but I bet it is worth every bite tehe. love the recipe card it is gorgeous and children are for spoiling no matter what the age hehe x

Joanne Stott said...

This is sooo cute, what a fantastic idea. They will be asking you to do a whole collection if your'e not careful!!!

Hugs x


Frideborg said...

Mums, mums....precis en sån som lägger sig på fel ställe...härligt!

Kram Marina

Carol said...

Gosh this cake sounds delicious! Hope you are well Helene :) I must pop over more frequently!!


Nicola said...

Wow this is a fabulous project Helene and Tilda is the perfect image for your recipe which sure will put on the weight on if not a heart attack!
Nicola -x-

Kerry said...

Lovely idea, can you make me a chocolate one?? Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles.

crafty amy said...

This is beautiful I love the colours and that cake sounds very yummy :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and me and good luck.


Amy xx

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles in our'Sew and Sew' challenge - lovely to see your work - yummy! Cheers Claire x

Jenny said...

such a clever idea! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Fliss said...

Gorgeous work. Thanks so much for joining in with Polka Doodles Sew and Sew challenge.
PS: Fab recipe!