It’s a very delicious cake, spiced and “flavoured” with typical Brazilian ingredients like coffee, cocoa, cinnamon and cloves. It is perfect for a snack and for afternoon tea.
You can just dust this cake with powdered sugar or glaze it with sugar or chocolate.
• 250 g softened butter
• 300 g sugar
• 4 large eggs
• 350 g all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• ½ level teaspoon clove powder
• 125 ml cold strong coffee
• 50 ml chocolate liquor
• 100 g seedless raisins
A large cake pan, about 3 litres in capacity
- Sift together all of the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, clove and baking powder.
- Wash the raisins and soak them in the liqueur.
- Cream softened butter (melted or at room temperature) and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time and continue beating until well mixed.
- Gradually and gently stirring add the dry ingredients and the coffee.
- Finally add the soaked raisins with the liquor.
- Pour the batter into a cake pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake in preheated oven at 190°C for about 50 minutes. Stick a toothpick in the centre of the cake, if it comes out clean the cake is ready.
- Let it cool, unmould and sprinkle powdered sugar on top.
Posted on: 22 November 2012