Thursday, March 15, 2012

Coffee and Chocolate Loaf - Happy Birthday Devina

                                                              You are the butter in my life .........
                                                         (a true foodie will know what that means)

                                                        Devina......Wish you a very Happy Birthday

Miss you like crazzzzzy.......Please come back......I will treat you well......I will make tea everyday(except in the morning and evening).......I will not throw a karate kick at you......I promise to take you out for breakfast every Sunday to different restaurants.......I promise not to steal your clothes,belts and bags......and  I promise never to leave you whenever you need me no matter where you are.............Just come back.....I miss my best partner in foodie critic.......and most important....I miss my butter.......Love you Devina

Recipe source:The Hummingbird Bakery- Cake days
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  • 190g Unsalted Butter (softened and extra for greasing)
  • 130g Plain Flour, extra for dusting
  • 190g soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 60g Cocoa Powder
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • 20ml Milk
  • 1 tbsp Coffee powder or decoction(brewed coffee)
  1. Preheat oven at 170 degree C.Grease loaf pan with butter and dust with flour.
  2. In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar till light, fluffy and pale. Break in one egg at a time and beat till well combined.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and keep aside. In a small glass combine brewed coffee and milk and mix well.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the cake batter in two batches alternating with the coffee and milk mixture. Beat on low speed till till combined. Once all the ingredients are incorporated, increase speed to high and beat till you get a smooth batter.
  5. Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf tin.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven till the sponge is firm and when inserted with toothpick in middle of the loaf comes out clean.According to the original recipe it takes 60 minutes to bake the loaf but mine took 45 minutes.
  7. Allow the loaf to cool in the loaf tin for a while before turning it out on to a cooling rack and cool completely.


  1. Happy Birthday Devina!! It feels like I already know her personally Cherie! Thanks to your blog! You shared a super relationship with your cousin and I think its terrific - not everyone is so blessed!! The cake looks just yet simple - the kind of relationship you shared!!

  2. These cake bites are terrific!! I can almost breathe the coffee aroma here... :)

  3. This is such a wonderful recipe..Thanks for posting it..Bookmarked..


  4. Chocolate and coffee, two of my fav...cake looks moist and spongy...

  5. mmm... delicious and yummy looking cake dear.

  6. Wonerful & yummy recipe!! Perfect for your special one :)


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