Monday, 9 March 2009

Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Maple Drizzle Icing

I had big plans for making a Chocolate gooey cake from Rosie's place, for yesterday's coffee, but then I changed my mind as I knew I woudn't have time for making them yesterday as we all went for a concert saturday evening and you know how it is you go for a concert then after the

concert you go to the bar in the concert hall to have a drink with the friends and have a talk etc....... so for sure we will be only bavk home after midnight, means sleeping in on sunday so I decided to make this Sour Cream Coffee cake from her place, as I could make them on saturday and keep in the cake tin for sunday afternoon coffee.

And I was not disapointed at all the cake was a huge hit as you can see it looks so yummy delicious and the icing on them was just so so yummy.
You can find the recipe here too thankyou Rosie for yet another delicious cake from you old place.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Maple Drizzle IcingHomemade Apricot Preserve
Ingredients.

100g (4 oz) dried apricots, ready to eat
120ml (approx 4 fl oz) water
100g (4 oz) caster sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice

Method.
In a microwave bowl add all the ingredients and stir thoroughly. Place on full power in a microwave stirring a few times until the apricots are soft for 10 minutes. **Warning please becareful as any splashes to the skin may burn as the syrup will be very hot**. Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Leave aside to cool in a dish.

The Filling Ingredients
50g (2 oz) soft brown sugar
100g (4 oz) Walnuts1 tsp cinnamonApricot preserve, from recipe above - cooled

Place all the ingredients in a food processer and blitz 8 – 10 times making sure the mixture has a little crunchy texture from the nuts. Leave aside until later.

For The Sponge
225g (8 oz) plain flour
2½ tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
225g (8 oz) softened unsalted butter
225g (8 oz) caster sugar
3 large eggs at room temperature
1½ tsp vanilla extrac
t284ml (approx ½ pint) pot of sour cream

For The Maple Glaze
100g (4 oz) icing sugar, sifted
3 tbsp maple syrup

You will need a 2.25cm (10 in) bundt pan – greased well with butter and floured tipping the tin over and tapping the bottom to release the excess flour over the sink. You could also use a 20cm (8in) springform pan as I have, grease with butter and line the base with greaseproof paper.

Method
Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.Sift the flour, cornflour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together into a large bowl and leave aside.In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add 1 egg at a time and thoroughly mix between each addition, then add the vanilla extract and mix through. Add the sour cream in three batches and mix thoroughly until fully combined. Fold in gently the sifted flour mixture until all traces of flour are incorporated.
Spoon half the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top with a spatula. With your fingers add the filling ingredients evenly around on top of the mixture.

Lastly spoon the remaining sponge mixture over the top and level off with a spatula. Place into the preheated oven for 60 -65 minutes until fully baked or skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave in the tin to cool for 10 -15 minutes before turning the cake upside down to finish cooling.
When cold place onto a serving plate.

To Make the Maple Syrup Glaze
In a small bowl add the sifted icing sugar and maple syrup and work through with a spoon until it makes a spoonable glaze. Taking a spoon drizzle the maple syrup glaze over the top and let it run down the sides of the sponge.

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69 comments:

Suma Rajesh said...

nodoubt in that ur a real dessert expert...loved the coffee flavour and maple drizzle just makes me tempt...u rock dear..:)

Snooky doodle said...

can I have a piece pleaseeeee!! It is ideal with this coffee I m having :). Nice and delicious cake :)

Cham said...

Love coffee flavor and the drizzle over the cake is simply gorgeous!

Asha said...

Sour cream and Maple, sweet and tangy, both my faves F. Looks super delicious! :)

Trish is going to be 18 next Monday, Tuhsar 14 on this Saturday, running around everywhere ordering cakes and cookies for them and their parties. Tushar wants Ice Cream cake and Trish wants cookie cake, a giant chocolate chip cookie about 12". She is taking few of her friends to Steak house on Sunday! :)

Superchef said...

looks absolutely delicious..loved the drizzle, especially!!

Happy cook said...

Suma Rajesh tthankyou ,i too love the drizzle.

Snooky hi hi wish i would send you some

Cham, yeah me too fell in with the drizzle

Ahsa wow she is getting 18,i am sure she is going to have a wonderful time and also a wonderful time with her friends on sunday, hi hi both the kids b'days are so close.

Superchef thankyou.

The Blonde Duck said...

There's nothing about that cake I don't like.

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! The maple drizzle icing sounds amazing!

Ann said...

Wow what a great combo dear....Love at first sight..grabbing 2 pieces..can imagine the yummy flavour.

Elra said...

That icing really tempting, I need my cup of coffee for this cake. Delicious.
Cheers,
elra

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

HC

Your cakemaking skills are admirable! You really make beautiful cakes!

Sharmi said...

hmmmm yummmmooo!! can I get some??

Peter M said...

This cake litterally drips goodness...too late for a slice?

AnuSriram said...

Wow.. thats a lovely cake... Wish i could have that with coffee today!

Soma said...

Looks so beautiful, & i can imagine how beautiful it will taste. A piece (or more) with my cuppa:-)

My comfort food network said...

The cake looks do delicious. I have never made cake with a filling. Got to try this one. Yum!

meeso said...

Sounds like a fun evening! Your cake really looks awesome!

Priya said...

Thats a gorgeous cake HC...love the drizzle icing over the coffeecake, one of my fav flavour..just starring to those delicious slices:)

Namratha said...

Looks so goooey good Happy, yummy!

Laavanya said...

Oh that looks absolutely tempting & the maple drizzle sounds delicious. I think sour cream always lends a beautiful texture to cake.

Mandira said...

gorgeous cake with all that drizzle! lovely pics :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yum yummmm.. love the way icing drips. looks so good.

Pooja said...

Delicious cake...

Varsha Vipins said...

wowowo..I feel like licking up all those drippings..he he..:D..gorgeous one dear..:)

Ashwini said...

Love maple syrup..That icing is making me drool all over...Love the unique combo of maple and sour cream..yummm

Poornima Nair said...

That cake looks perfect...coffee flavoured cakes are just awesome...icing is beautifully drizzled.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi H.C. WOW your cake is stunning with its coating of drizzle! Thank you SO much for trying out my recipe and also for your lovely words.

I hope you get to make the choccie cake another time ;0)

Rosie x

Uj said...

perfect dessert.. Looks neat and perfectly baked :) Loved the drizzle :)

Food Fanatic said...

oh drool..impressed! i can never make things like tht

Uma said...

wow, lovely cake. looks yummy.

jayasree said...

Cake looks absolutely delicious.. Love coffee flavor in cake.

Maria♥ said...

Oh wow your cake turned out great and I bet it tastes really good. I'd love a slice with my cup of tea ;o)

Maria
x

sowmya said...

cake looks awesome..love the maple drizzling on the top..

SriLekha said...

wow! a lovely dessert!
looks lovely and delicious!

Akal's Saappadu said...

I love coffee cakes too! No wonder it was a huge hit, looks absolutely delicious!

Ivy said...

The cake looks stunning and and the flavours are wonderful.

pigpigscorner said...

Love the drizzle! Makes it looks so mouth-watering....I want a slice with coffee!

Sandeepa said...

Hey you have a lucky family, cookie , jerk chicken and now a yummo cake !!!

Angie  said...

ha! the maple icing looks "lecker" (tasty) and I could have two slices in the rainy day....(it just rains, rains, and rains, or snows, snows, snows in Germany, huh? )

Jaya said...

Happy you are making me hungry again ...cake looks glorious with that maple drizzle....
happy holi
hug and smiles

Aparna said...

This looks absolutely delicious, HC. The drizzle icing is just perfect.
Its a pity you live so far away or I'd be over like a shot! :)

Swapna said...

Beautifully drizzled icing Happy Cook!!! Looks really delicious!!!

Sujatha said...

Coffee flavour with Sourcream sounds fabulous! The frosting on the cake is too good..

Vicky Xavier. said...

OMG! U made this lovely cake urself.
Really u are an expert dear. Can I have a slice:)

Usha said...

Looks absolutely fantastic, I am sure this cake tasted awesome :-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely dessert...mmm yumyum

Chitra said...

iam drooling over here,excellent pics,nice explanation,luv to have a piece now:)

Hema said...

I always love coffee cake....

Joie de vivre said...

Oh man! That looks fabulous. May I have some coffee to go with my piece?

DEESHA said...

Iam drooling over that now .. simply delicious

Madhavi said...

Love coffee cake and yours looks just awesome, mouth-drooling!!!!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I love love love MAPLE! So this cake is sounding perfect to me right now!

A_and_N said...

Gorgeous cake! Just out of curiosity, do you add the corn flour for any particular reason?
I loved the drizzle. It certain adds to the aesthetic appeal of the cake :D

Ramya Kiran said...

Wow lovely cake. I need to try it soon..

Patsyk said...

Your cake looks amazing! Thanks for joining in on Bookmarked Recipes this week!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

HappyCook, apricots,walnuts, maple glaze...yum. I sure wish I had a slice. Sounds delicious. You are such a good cook. :)

Jescel said...

indeed.. this is perfect with coffe! i made one too but without the glaze.. :o)

Vibaas said...

Here's something for you :) http://vibaas-world.blogspot.com/2009/03/potato-sandwich-and-awards.html

SriLekha said...

wow! mouthwatering dessert mahimaa! surly i have to visit ur home and taste this cake! may i?

Priti said...

Wow that's a fab job...I like coffee flavor...

aquadaze said...

OMG...this looks so so delicious!

notyet100 said...

yuummmm./wish u happy holi,..

Happy cook said...

A and N I don't know why there is corn flour in the recipe, i just added as the reciie asked for it :-)

Rina said...

Wow!!! happy...this is a treat...can't ask more...with sour cream, coffee and maple sugar drizzle...i can imagine how it would have tasted..

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi H.C. regarding the addition cornflour, it's added to make the cake lighter much like the Americans use cake flour. Hope this helps sweetie ;0)

Best wishes Rosie x

Yasmeen said...

I love the apricot filling,over all a winning party cake:)

Kevin said...

That cake looks amazing and the maple glaze sounds so good!

Cakelaw said...

What a wonderful cake! I am coming over for tea.

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