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Coffee Cake With Pecan Brittle

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Introduction

A bit of a twist to a coffee cake with pecans and pecan brittle added to this cake.

A bit of a twist to a coffee cake with pecans and pecan brittle added to this cake.

Ingredients

Serves: 12

Metric Cups

For the Coffee Cake

  • 225 grams unsalted butter (softened)
  • 225 grams light brown muscovado sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 225 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee (mised with 2 tbsp boiling water)
  • 85 grams pecan nuts (finely chopped)

For the Coffee Icing

  • 280 grams icing sugar
  • 225 grams unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons espresso coffee (mixed with 2 tablsp boiling water)

For the Coffee Cake

  • 8 ounces unsalted butter (softened)
  • 8 ounces light brown sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 8 ounces self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee (mised with 2 tbsp boiling water)
  • 3 ounces pecan nuts (finely chopped)

For the Coffee Icing

  • 10 ounces confectioners' sugar
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons espresso coffee (mixed with 2 tablsp boiling water)

Method

Coffee Cake With Pecan Brittle is a community recipe submitted by chocolate nemesis and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Heat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base of 2 x 20cm sandwich tins with baking parchment. Place all the cake ingredients in a food mixer and beat until well blended. Divide the cake mixture between the two tins and place on the middle shelf of the oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Next make the brittle, prepare a baking sheet with a sheet of baking parchment on top. Place the sugar and the water in a heavy based pan over a medium heat and shake so it cooks evenly, don't stir or the sugar may clump. Cook until it reaches a golden colour, then take off the heat and add the pecans. Pour the mixture evenly over the prepared baking sheet and leave to cool.
  • Make the icing simply by beating all the ingredients together with an electric hand whisk or wooden spoon until smooth. Spread a little of the icing over one of the cakes. Place the other cake on top and, using a palette knife, smooth the icing over the top.
  • Finally, break the pecans into 2cm irregular pieces and place on top of the cake as decoration. Note: You could make a little more of the coffee icing and fully cover the sides.
  • Heat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base of 2 x 20cm sandwich tins with baking parchment. Place all the cake ingredients in a food mixer and beat until well blended. Divide the cake mixture between the two tins and place on the middle shelf of the oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Next make the brittle, prepare a baking sheet with a sheet of baking parchment on top. Place the sugar and the water in a heavy based pan over a medium heat and shake so it cooks evenly, don't stir or the sugar may clump. Cook until it reaches a golden colour, then take off the heat and add the pecans. Pour the mixture evenly over the prepared baking sheet and leave to cool.
  • Make the icing simply by beating all the ingredients together with an electric hand whisk or wooden spoon until smooth. Spread a little of the icing over one of the cakes. Place the other cake on top and, using a palette knife, smooth the icing over the top.
  • Finally, break the pecans into 2cm irregular pieces and place on top of the cake as decoration. Note: You could make a little more of the coffee icing and fully cover the sides.
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    What 1 Other has said

    • I made this cake on Sunday but had no pecans only almonds, I could have used them but it didn't sound right so I just made the coffee cake instead and decorated in my own style. I also like to beat the sugar and butter together first and I have to say using light muscavado made a difference. The cake was light but had a lovely colour and the texture was just right. Very nice thank you and will make it again but this time I have bought some walnuts.

      Posted by Dreamworks on 13th March 2013
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