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Masala Coffee Cake

Posted by vivnidhi on April 25, 2008

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Masala Coffee Cake

Flour, Eggs, Sugar and Spice……….a tasty cake that’s low on cholesterol too………..isn’t that nice.

Ok, lame attempt at rhyming. I baked a cake that can be called as my recipe for the first time. I have baked several cakes following other recipes ( and following them to a ‘T’) but this time, I tried to bake a cake as I please……………and succeeded:).   Hurray  !! Ok, let me not brag too much………..I admit the idea was my Mom’s but …………..Mummy had baked a cake with strong clove flavor which was in turn inspired by masala coffee. To me, Mummy’s masala coffee was a revelation too :))

I made a smaller cake (I was experimenting;), not sure, it would turn out this good! )

The recipe: Ideal for 9″ round pan or even a 9″x 5″ loaf pan

  • cloves ground 1 Tbsp/ 10 cloves of cloves ground fine
  • nutmeg  ground 1/2 Tbsp.
  • ginger ground 1 tsp./fresh grated ginger 1/2 tsp.
  • instant coffee 2 Tbsp.
  • sugar 6 Tbsp.
  • milk 1 Tbsp.
  • water 1 Tbsp.
  • egg whites 4
  • margarine/ butter 1/3 cup
  • sugar 2/3 cup
  • vanilla extract 1/2 tsp.
  • all purpose flour 2/3 cup
  • whole wheat flour 1/3 cup
  • baking powder 1 Tbsp.
  • baking soda 1/2 tsp.
  • cashews, raisins and chocolate chips for garnish

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Instant coffee, ground nutmeg, ground ginger and cloves ready to be ground in my shining mortar and pestle

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the pan by greasing the pan and coating it with flour.

Mix the cloves, nutmeg and ginger with water and heat in the microwave. Add milk, sugar and coffee to the hot spices. I whipped the coffee really well to make it quite foamy. It changed its color from very dark brown to very pale brown. I even earned myself a blister in trying too hard:).

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Spice mix with water and coffee

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Coffee well beaten up!!

Beat the egg whites till soft peaks form. Set it aside. Beat margarine and sugar well. Add vanilla extract and beat again. In a large bowl, mix the flours, baking powder and baking soda. To the flour mixture, add the beaten margarine, sugar mix. Next, fold in the egg whites and the beaten coffee. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 22-25 minutes.One could add the dry fruits in this batter as well, but I added the garnish after the cake was kept in the oven for 20 minutes.

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Here’s my cake batter………..

And, voila……….spicy masala coffee cake is ready!!

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…………And here’s my delicious masala coffee cake……….Enjoy!!

This is my entry to Sunita’s Think spice…Think cloves event hosted by  Canela & Comino ……….author of wonderful Peruvian food blog.

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9 Responses to “Masala Coffee Cake”

  1. sagari said

    cake looks sooooo delecioussss,love adding spicesss
    Thanks Sagari

  2. Anjali J. said

    classy name and georgeous looking cake too.. just loved the recipe..
    Hey Thanks! Realized you’re from Michigan too….

  3. looks gorgeous..nice idea of adding cashews
    Thanks Athisaya, home made cake and specially the kind my mother made always has cashews:)

  4. vanamala said

    Coool nice recipe
    Thanks

  5. Uma said

    looks great.
    Thanks Uma

  6. Ooohhh, this looks delicious! Great job making *your* first cake! I bet this tasted delicious! Thanks so much for your participation!
    Thank You Gretchen

  7. Arundathi said

    Lovely cake – must’ve been delicious!
    It was delicious, surprisingly for me:)

  8. Zlamushka said

    Lovely cake! Coffee and powdered cloves? I use this mixture as a hair rinse. Very fragrant. I am sure it tastes great too. Especially in cakes with nuts and raisins.
    Hey Zlamushka! We mix coffee and cloves (along with a lot of other stuff) in henna when it is to be applied to hair. Coffee is for color and cloves are used in the henna to remove henna’s cooling tendencies. Now, this may be unscientific but works:)

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