8oZ Caster Sugar
8oZ Margarine or Butter
8oZ Self Raising Flour
3 tbsp Strong Coffee ( I prefer to use decaf)
450g Icing Sugar
5-8tbsp Strong Coffee (dependent how strong you like it)
Chocolates, sprinkle, chopped nuts. (whatever you like to decorate)
Pre heat the oven to 180oC, Grease 3 small cake tins and set aside. Cream the margarine and sugar together then whisk in one egg at a time, sift in the flour then stir in the coffee. Mix together thoroughly then spoon evenly into cake tins. Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and springy to touch. Once cooked set aside on a wire rack to cool.
Once cooled mix the butter and coffee together and then sift in the icing sugar. Layer your cake with some icing in between layers and ice the rest of the cake. I chose to use chocolate balls around the side of the cake and as it was a birthday cake some happy birthday chocolates, you can choose whatever you like :-) walnuts go particularly nicely with coffee cake. Enjoy.