Saturday, March 22, 2014

TCS Bakers ~ Kahlua Infused Expresso Cake with Nutella topping

Oops a couple of days late!
Using icing sugar and room temperature butter ~
I whipped this up all by hand!
The batter smelled awesome chocolatety 
and the coffee aroma - OMG
making the full recipe
gave me all these mini cakes
I made the full recipe for the Hot Kahlua syrup
but only used a third of it
so the balance is all bottled up and into the fridge it went
above:  the largest and the smallest next to the one and only
expresso cup and saucer set left of my Noritake Bone China
dinnerset - the burglars took almost the entire set of 12 settings from our condo!
(I have a complete set for one person in my city home)
I wailed when I took them out for picture taking!
DH had the smallest cake and he did not complain!
I did reduce the sugar for the cake batter by half
and used Nutella for the glaze instead of the chocolate ganache
as suggested by Carole Walter
and it was pretty good too!
(a big tablespoon of Nutella, a splash of milk and a splash of hot water,
stir to combine)

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  1. They look great, the nutella sounds like a delicious addition!

  2. Your Noritake is gorgeous and your Nutella topping is genius, Emily!

  3. I love how you always make so many different mini-versions of our cakes! Nutella sounds yummy (and easier) :D Great job!

  4. Oh Emily, I still feel for you in loosing your belongings in that break-in. I have experience with this too and it is such a horrible feeling and terrible loss. Your cakes look fantastic and what a great idea to use Nutella as a topping. I'm going to have to try that next time.

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed the cake! Nutella makes everything better!

  6. Yummo - looks delicious Emily.

  7. I always enjoy seeing what you post, Emily, because you always do something different! Love it!