Recipe by Anu
I was looking for a non-chocolate cake (weird, huh?) for my best friend who returned from Germany after a month and a half. I found this recipe on www.allrecipes.com, and since my friend's a coffee-holic, I thought she might like this cake. Well, it turned out great, except that it just refused to budge from the pan (probably because the of the raisins, which tended to settle at the bottom)! So I cut this into pieces in the pan itself, and then took them out separately. This makes for a fabulous, and surprisingly low cal dessert and matches wonderfully with a dollop of ice cream. Personally, I would use a little less sugar and raisins, and omit the allspice... 'coz I'm a coffee-holic too! Hope you enjoy this one! (Prep. time includes cooling time for the coffee-mixture.)
Top Review by Charishma_Ramchandani
Thank You Anu for sharing this recipe. After an entire day of fasting for the "Satyanarayan puja" today, I broke my fast at 8pm with this splendid cake. Loved it absolutely. My house was "flooded" with guests today and everyone said this was wonderful. I served it with vanilla ice-cream. The only things that I omitted were the raisins and allspice(I doubled the quantity of cinnamon), because nobody at home is a big raisin fan. I greased my cake tin before pouring in the batter but did not flour it. The cake once done did not stick to the tin, I had absolutely no problem at all. One thing that I'd like to mention is the coffee- I added to the dry ingredients the brewed coffee when it was "hot" itself. I didn't allow it cool as I was really hard up of time and had no choice but to add it hot. The cake came out fabulous! The fact that it is low cal has made it very dear to me! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups strong brewed coffee (the stronger, the better!)
- 1 1⁄2 cups white sugar (I would use less)
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 cup raisins (I would use less of these too)
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice (I usually omit this, and double the cinnamon instead)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder.
- Set aside.
- In a large saucepan combine the coffee, sugar, butter, raisins, allspice and cinnamon.
- Bring to a boil, remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.
- (A quick way of doing this is by placing the saucepan an ice-water bath, stirring the coffee-mixture to quicken the cooling process).
- Stir in flour mixture until well combined.
- Pour into a 9x13-inch pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before attempting to slice it into pieces, because this one tends to stick to the bottom of the pan, even after greasing and flouring.
- A good way around this is to use parchment paper, but we don't get that here, so I just cut the "brownies" in the pan; it's a pretty messy job, but gives you all the more crumbs to pick at!
- Serve this with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream (mmmm) and indulge!