About this recipe:A dense chocolate cake made in a tube cake tin. Dust with icing sugar for a nice presentation.
340g butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules dissolved in 60ml hot water
250g plain flour
65g best quality cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr30min
Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease and flour a 25cm tube cake tin.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the dissolved coffee and buttermilk. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin.
Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in tin for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.