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How To make Frosted Coffee Cake

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For all the coffee lovers out there, this is the perfect cake for you. It is a quick and easy recipe, the preparation time being 20 minutes, and the cooking time just 30 minutes. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon tea.
What you'll need: 
175g (6oz) butter or margarine
175g (6oz) caster sugar
3 eggs, beaten
175g (6oz) self-raising flour
2 tbsp strong black coffee
icing:
225g (8oz) icing sugar, sifted
50g (2oz) butter
2 tbsp strong black coffee
1: 
Pre-heat the oven to 180c or Gas 4. Grease and line two 20cm round sandwich tins.
2: 
Place the butter and the sugar in a bowl. Mix together with a wooden spoon, then beat for 10 minutes until light and fluffy. Alternatively, beat in a mixer for 5 minutes.
3: 
Add the beaten eggs a little at a time, beating well between each addition.
4: 
Add the flour and fold in lightly with a metal spoon, until evenly mixed. Lightly fold in the coffee.
5: 
Divide the mixture between the 2 sandwich tins. Level the tops with the back of a spoon. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutwes until the cakes are golden brown and springy to touch.
6: 
Turn out the cakes, remove the paper and cool on a wire tray.
7: 
To make the icing, place the icing ingredients in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Heat gently, stirring until smooth and glossy. Remove the pan from the heat.
8: 
Leave the icing until it is cold, then beat until thick enough to spread.
9: 
Place 1 half of the cake onto a serving plate and spread with half the icing. Cover with the other half of the cake. Spread the top with the remaining icing, swirling with a round-ended knife.
Conclusion: 
There we have a delicious, moist frosted coffee cake. Serve immediately.

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