Cakes for Concerts at Cratfield

And to partner the Ginger Cakes for the concert today, I made Coffee Cakes –

Coffee Cakes
Coffee Cakes

Another view of the Coffee Cakes
Another view of the Coffee Cakes

I adapted my Chocolate Cake recipe to become a Coffee Cake and used Delia Smith’s Coffee Cream Mousseline (Book of Cakes, 3rd edition, 1990, Hodder & Stoughton, p.33) to fill the cakes with a coffee-flavoured version of her glace icing from the same book, p.60, over the top.

I am feeling sugared-out! The taste is yummy, and the mousseline rich, but I need a more distinctive ‘look’ for the cake before it appears in The Cake Book


  1. That looks so good . I’m looking for recipes using plums at the moment, My tree has been very generous !

    1. Thank you – the coffee cakes were good! Recipes with plums sounds fun – do you know Jane Grigson’s book on fruits?

  2. Amazing. I put on half a kg just looking at the pics!

    1. I am glad you liked the cakes!

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