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“A delicious finale to a great dinner! This cake is made with coffee and laced with Irish whiskey! Add some whipped cream and you have Irish Coffee Cake. Source: Canadian Living”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
6-8
YIELD:
1 cake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. CAKE:
  2. Beat butter with sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Dissolve espresso powder in vanilla, beat into butter mixture.
  5. Mix flour, almonds, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture.
  6. Spread batter in a greased 8-inch round cake pan.
  7. Bake in 350°F oven for 30 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
  8. Cool on rack for 5 minutes.
  9. Run knife around edge of cake to separate from pan; turn out onto rack, let cool completely.
  10. COFFEE SYRUP:
  11. In a saucepan, bring sugar and coffee to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar, boil for 1 minute.
  12. Remove from heat and stir in whiskey.
  13. Return the cooled cake to the baking pan, poke holes all over top with a toothpick or skewer.
  14. Pour coffee syrup over cake. Let cool for 1 hour or until syrup is absorbed.
  15. Remove from pan; place on serving plate.
  16. TOPPING:
  17. Whip cream with whiskey and sugar, pipe along the top edge of the cake.
  18. Garnish with coffee beans!
  19. Prep time does not include cooling time.

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