I can’t believe I only have 8 more cakes after this! The end is near and it will be bittersweet when it comes. I have really enjoyed making all these cakes, and I’m sure I’ll find something else to dive into for 2014.
This coffee cake looked intimidating but was fairly easy and DELICIOUS. I wasn’t there for the tasting at my church group but I had saved a piece for Ian and I to have and we both loved it. I don’t know many people who aren’t coffee fans (they are out there though and I honestly think they’re crazy), so almost everyone would enjoy this cake. It is delightful. Light, sweet, coffee, creamy, crunchy, YUM.
The topping I made first, she says it can easily be made a few days ahead, so I made it the day before.
Next was the cake, which was surprisingly simple.
Next came the filling which was basically coffee-flavored whipped cream – YUM (can you tell I like coffee?)
Then came the assembly. The scary part…
This is one step I either missed or wish it had been in the german Chocolate roll. Cutting off the end makes so much sense! No wonder I thought the other one looked terrible. Also, I am so glad I found this platter at Goodwill when I went to college! It has been the only thing fitting for a roll cake. I’d probably be putting it on a cutting board if it weren’t for that platter.
I usually take my cakes to church group for after dinner, but this time we were gonna see a movie that was only playing on a wednesday night, so we asked our dear friend Kathy to babysit so we could see it with my mom. Turned out the movie was sold out so we saw Ender’s Game instead. LOVED that movie. I read the book a couple years ago for the first time and thought it was the best book-to-movie production I’ve ever seen!
I didn’t want my cake sitting on my counter all week not getting eaten, so I saved enough for Ian, Kathy, and I to enjoy, and took the rest to group before the movie. I think they liked it. They texted me about a gazillion texts just saying things like “cake!” and “CCCAAAAAAKKKKE”. That is just their lovely way of expressing themselves. Nothing beats one word sometimes.