Fiesta Friday #15 ~ Drambuie Coffee Cake ~ Oooh yes it went right this time!

So we are on Fiesta Friday No 15 now, finally I get the week right!  

Finally also I get the cooking right, yep you got it this week it worked and oh boy did it work.

This cake is marvelissimo, really you have to try it, but first I shall say it was made sans kids.  Not that I blame them of course.

It was eaten mainly on the Saturday with a nice bottle of champagne to say goodbye to the neighbours, suffice to say it went down super well, the cake that is, the champagne didn’t do too badly either hehe. xx

You will find the easiest of recipes and most delicious after these pics!

Coffee cake with a Drambuie buttercream icing and filling mmm

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Drambuie Coffee Cake

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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For the cake mix

  • 200g (7oz) soft light brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200g (7oz) cold butter, cut in to cubes, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g (7oz) self raising flour, plus 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • seeds of 1/2 vanilla pod or 2 drops of vanilla extract
  • 80ml (3fl oz) very strong black coffee or 4-5 tbsp coffee essence
  • Small handful of instant coffee granules, to sprinkle.

Buttercream filling/icing

  • 125g (4 1/2 oz) butter
  • 250g (9oz ) icing sugar
  • seeds of 1/2 vanilla pod or 2 drops of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp of Drambuie or to taste (can use Irish cream instead)
  • Equipment
  • Two x 20cm (8in) loose bottomed sandwich tins

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F), Gas Mark 4.  Grease the cake tins and line the bases with baking paper.
  2. Put the brown sugar, salt, butter, flour and baking powder in to an electric mixer fitted with a paddle and mix briefly until it looks like breadcrumbs.  Don’t over mix, or it will go in to a big sticky lump.  If you don’t have a mixer, then either blitz in a food processor or put the ingredients in to a large bowl and, using your thumb and fingers, rub the mixture together until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Gradually add the eggs in three lots, beating well after each addition, then add the vanilla and the coffee and beat hard for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared tins and baked for about 30 mins, but check them after 25 minutes.  The cakes are ready when they have shrunk slightly from the sides of the tin, the tops spring back when pressed gently and a skewer inserted in to the thickest part comes out clean.  Once the cakes are cooked, leave them to cool inthe tins.
  5. Meanwhile, make the buttercream.  Put the butter, icing sugar and vanilla in a bowl and beat until it is light and fluffy.  Stir in the Drambuie or whatever ‘beverage’ you chose and mix to combine.  Set aside.
  6. Once the cake are cold, remove them from the tins and peel off the baking paper.  Spread half the buttercream over one sponge and put the other sponge on top.  Spread the top layer with buttercream then sprinkle over some coffee granules.  The coffee granules with dissolve after 30 minutes or so.  Serve with tea or coffee or alcohol haha!

I would love to know if you end up trying this 🙂

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  53 comments for “Fiesta Friday #15 ~ Drambuie Coffee Cake ~ Oooh yes it went right this time!

  1. May 9, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    I love coffee cakes and yours look stunning :).

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    • May 9, 2014 at 7:36 PM

      thank you i have to say it was, really you should try it x

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  2. May 9, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Yummy! Looks fabulous, Justine. I imagine that drambuie frosting/filling is heavenly!

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    • May 9, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      oh it was, you must try it, please, please please lol

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      • May 9, 2014 at 7:58 PM

        Oohhh…I will!

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  3. May 9, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    Yum! looks delish!

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    • May 9, 2014 at 7:59 PM

      🙂

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    • May 9, 2014 at 7:59 PM

      Have you ever seen that your photo upon quick glance is a heart?

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      • May 9, 2014 at 11:04 PM

        OMG! that’s true-wouldn’t have ever realised that! So much love, Justine 😉

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        • May 10, 2014 at 6:48 AM

          Hehe I kept seeing it! Isn’t that wonderful? True love awe

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  4. May 10, 2014 at 1:41 AM

    That looks amazing!

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    • May 10, 2014 at 6:49 AM

      Thank you please have a piece and enjoy the party perhaps you might make it one day? Heje

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  5. May 10, 2014 at 2:47 AM

    Looks delicious, Justine even though I am not familiar with drambuie..is it similar to Irish cream?

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    • May 10, 2014 at 6:41 AM

      I think Irish cream is sweeten and was the recipes original ingredient but I didn’t have it and drambuie in my mind would go well and it did. Its hard to describe the taste not like whiskey not too sweet but a little I think you must try it hehe x

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  6. May 10, 2014 at 6:22 AM

    Congrats Justine! So glad this one worked! It looks divine! I will take a HUGE piece, please! Yum, Yum!

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    • May 10, 2014 at 6:26 AM

      Haha you are welcome to a huuuge piece and some champers! Xx

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  7. May 10, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Yum! Think I’ll go for the alcohol accompaniment option! 🙂

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  8. May 10, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Mmm, by looking at the ingredients (or just by the name alone), I could imagine why this cake was gone in a flash! I am sure FF party goers enjoy this heavenly goodness that you brought. Thanks, Justine! 😉

    Hope you have a happy weekend and enjoy FF15! ❤

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    • May 10, 2014 at 8:04 PM

      thank you it did go quickly and I do admit more portions eaten by me than anyone else, grins x

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      • May 12, 2014 at 11:17 AM

        The situation is almost same at my end – I always eat more than others. 😀

        See you next time, Justine. ❤

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  9. May 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Hi Justine! I am co-hosting Angies FF15 with Jhuls this week and am finally through the rowdy throng to say hello, welcome and yes please, it’s a large slice for me! Once I’ve dispensed with my Fiesta duties I intend to look at your other blogs – I’m in SW16 so we are nearly neighbours if you are in East Sheen!! Thank you for bringing this gorgeous looking and sounding cake – you have some very lucky ex-neighbors! I hope you get a chance to check out the other blogs and make some new friends! Enjoy the party!!

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    • May 10, 2014 at 8:06 PM

      hey there lovely to meet you and yes its a rowdy gang, ive not had a chance to go through everybodies lovely posts yet as the FF always coincides with my friday evening hehe..and i am wiped out by then. But I always pop by late 🙂 Late party goer hey?

      Wow you are SW16, whereabouts then? So lovely to meet someone so close by 🙂 xx

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  10. May 10, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Creamy coffee cake is one of my favourites.. This looks delicious! 🙂

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  11. May 11, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    That looks delicious! 😀

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  12. May 11, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    The cake looks amazing Justine! A slice for me please 😉

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  13. May 12, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Coffee cake – it is more like a yummy dessert! Drambuie – oh yes that got my attention 🙂

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  14. May 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    oooooobh YEEEEEEES – you posted it 🙂 good EO&S – THANK you!

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    • May 13, 2014 at 8:45 PM

      Haha will you try it? X

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      • May 14, 2014 at 9:55 AM

        recently had to go shopping to upscale wardrobe so no I will just dream about feeding it to others for the moment 🙂

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        • May 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM

          hah ok and i do know that one, i have sizes from 8 upwards i just cant get rid of though I know i will never fit in them again x

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          • May 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM

            hope springs eternal 🙂

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            • May 14, 2014 at 8:31 PM

              Oh I have a fun post coming out tomorrow I think you will like it hehe! X

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              • May 16, 2014 at 2:52 PM

                really cool, you know what your are posting a day ahead? wow the organisation involved. you have a publication plan? wow

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                • May 16, 2014 at 2:54 PM

                  lol, you missed it, it was yesterday lol, but still there

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                  • May 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

                    so the yesterday comment was not regarding the FF cake then – went to your site to find the post, found the cake post and figured must be the one you meant – I give up and will go do something that my brain is up to 🙂

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                    • May 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM

                      haha lol no i posted something on a laulgh for the day about winalot and an old lady x

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                    • May 16, 2014 at 5:06 PM

                      🙂 haha ha! thank goodness that wasnt a mail-trail!

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                    • May 16, 2014 at 5:26 PM

                      🙂

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                    • May 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

                      🙂 indeed, the problem with blogging is there is NO draft folder

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                    • May 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

                      I thought you said daft folder!!

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                    • May 16, 2014 at 8:34 PM

                      clever I love the play on words, daft folder it is!

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                    • May 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

                      Hehe xx

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