Dr. Avelgaard's Caffeinated Turkish Spice Cake




This is a spice cake similar to an old english ginger bread. It isn't too sweet, but has a nice flavor reminiscent of the 1800's. This cake is actually caffeinated dot to the turkish coffee, but the grind of the coffee is so fine that no one would ever suspect the presence of coffee grounds. It is good with melted butter, maple syrup, or plain. 

Step 1: Assemble the Dry Ingredients!

Assemble all of these ingredients:
2/3 cup cake flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1, 1/2 tsp turkish coffee

Step 2: Mix the Dry Ingredients!

Mix the dry ingredients well with a whisk.

Step 3: Cut and Add the Butter

Cut 3.5 tbs butter into small squares and add to the dry mixture.
Carefully mix with your hands until the butter is fully mixed in.

Step 4: Add the Wet Ingredients

1 tsp vanilla extract, and mix for about 10 seconds
Then add:
5 tbs whole milk, and mix well.

Step 5: Bake!

Butter a pan, and put the dough in. 
Place into an oven pre-heated to 425° for about 30 min.
Test with a bamboo skewer to make sure it is done.



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