A caffeinated pound cake….woo hoo! Craving a coffee-flavored dessert, I searched online for something unique that would satisfy my sweet tooth. I found this recipe from an older issue of Bon Appetit magazine for a heavenly espresso-flavored pound cake. With all of the traditional pound cake ingredients (flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking powder) you add in a touch of ground cinnamon and pecans, as well as instant espresso powder for that rich coffee-taste. Not only is there espresso powder in the cake batter itself, but also in the simple confectioner’s sugar and milk glaze that tops the cooled cake. For decoration, I like to serve this pound cake with a few chocolate-covered espresso beans.
(To view this recipe, click on the following link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/espresso-pound-cake-with-cranberries-and-pecans-364074)
‘Espresso Pound Cake’
- (* I chose to just add in pecans to the batter, not the top of the cake. I also omitted the dried cranberries found in the original recipe.)
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