January 27, 2016

"Coffee Cakes"

My baking with wood ash experiments are only a small part of the content of the eBook I've been working on, although it all revolves around the creation of carbon dioxide bubbles. I've had a lot of fun experimenting with this and would like to share some of my successful recipes. This one is for "Coffee Cakes." Coffee was my kitchen acid and baking soda was the alkali. The "cakes" refers to them as cupcakes, although their low sugar content makes them good as muffins too.

You can see that I got a beautiful rise on this one!

"Coffee Cakes"

1/2 C sugar
1/4 C softened butter
1 egg
1 and 3/4 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2/3 C strong, regular coffee

Cream sugar and butter, add egg and mix well. Mix dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture, alternating with coffee. Stir enough to moisten all ingredients. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake for 12 minutes at 425°F (218°C).

Frost for cupcakes if desired, or eat plain for muffins. Makes 1 dozen.

"Coffee Cakes" © January 2016 by

15 comments:

Renee Nefe said...

Yummy!

Judy said...

Those look very good!

PioneerPreppy said...

Boy you did get them to rise didn't you?

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Those do look good! Is there a little coffee flavor to them? Nancy

Farmer Barb said...

MMMMMMMM

Leigh said...

That was a surprise. I never dreamed I'd get that rise.

Leigh said...

Not really. I think if a body wasn't told, they'd never know.

kymber said...

crap! i want to see a pic of the inside of one of those - they look delicious!

your friend,
kymber

kymber said...

oh i forgot to say congratulations on your new book "critter tales" - it seems that the bloggers who have done reviews have all given it rave reviews! good work Leigh!

Leigh said...

Kymber thanks! I'm really, really happy with the reviews. I've had a couple of people tell me that Critter Tales is better than my first book. :)

Leigh said...

Too late! (They were. :)

Chris said...

Impressive. Science experiments you can eat!

Mountain Mama said...

These look fantastic! Pinning!!

Fiona said...

Your not helping my weird winter need to cook!

Leigh said...

Fiona, go for it!