Friday, August 28, 2009

pioneer women's coffee cake

Pioneer Woman’s Coffee Cake Literally

2 cups flour
2 cups white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) regular (salted) butter
3 tablespoons instant coffee (I did not use instant coffee, but regular peet's coffee and it turned out sooooo good)
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) regular (salted) butter
1 pound powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee (i did use instant for the icing. i used starbucks instant coffee for this since it's not brewed before using and i was worried about using regular coffee, but i will try peet's regular next time)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream (add as needed)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour two round baking pans.
Add 3 tablespoons to 1 cup boiling water. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
In a separate bowl, add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla.
Combine above ingredients, then pour into pans.
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until set.
Allow to cool completely.

Combine all icing ingredients, then ice cake. Chill for an hour before serving.

this cake is so good i actually made two of them this evening. one is to take to a memorial bbq saturday evening and the other is for my mom to have. she would have been sorely disappointed to see watch me take this out of the house without leaving her a piece, not to mention shooing her away from it all afternoon saturday before we leave. i'm not that cruel :)
if you haven't been to ree's site, you must visit her, she is fabulously wonderful. every recipe i've cooked from her site is easy and delicious.

1 comment:

  1. PW has such FANTASTIC recipes, doesn't she? I'm not a big coffee fan, but I bet my hubby would LOVE this!


    Robin :o)