Espresso Cake

"This is a fabulous cake that I serve when having a coffee night! :-) Its spectacular...people love the look of it!"
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Ready In:
1 8inch square cake




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour an 8-inch square baking pan.
  • To prepare your frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl at medium speed until smooth.
  • Dissolve the instant espresso in milk.
  • Add confectioners sugar to cream cheese mixture alternately with milk mixture, beating 1-2 minutes or until blended.
  • Remove 1 cup of frosting from bowl and set aside.
  • To prepare your cake: Using a mixer (on low speed!!) add eggs to remaining frosting in mixing bowl.
  • Add vanilla and beat until blended.
  • In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Dissolve espresso granules in milk.
  • Add flour mixture to mixing bowl alternately with milk mixture and continue beating 1-2 mins or until well blended.
  • Pour cake mixture into pan and bake 30-40mins or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Cool cake for 10 minutes and remove from pan.
  • Cool cake completely.
  • Place cake on serving plate.
  • Spread sides and top of cake with frosting that was set aside.
  • Place 3 chocolate covered espresso beans on center of cake and place mint leaves on either side of beans, pointing in towards the center of the beans-- as leaves would be on a flower!
  • ENJOY!

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  1. this is to die for! besides the 1 lb of sugar, and i just aproximated there, it was easy, rich, delicious-- we all loved this dessert, but i am the only coffe drinker here-- hmm....
  2. this was very tasty, less coffee flavoured and less moist than I had expected. Thank you
  3. This cake was great!
  4. This cake was fabulous, and so easy! At first I thought there was a type that had been overlooked (no sugar in the actual cake?) but then saw that the frosting mixture is also used as part of the actual cake batter, which set everything right. A keeper AND a show-stopper!


Since April 2008, I have been a vegetarian. I dont eat creatures...that's the easiest way to put it! :D I still eat a small amount of dairy, but not very much. I have been missing around here for a while, and hope to poke my head in a bit more often from now on... I hope you enjoy my recipes...
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