“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”
— Edna St. Vincent Millay
Christmas has come and gone. Here’s hoping you all have had a good holiday season so far. I’ve been off work for a week now, with one more to go. I’m loving every second of it. It’s been an extremely low-key holiday for me. It’s amazing what a person can do if given countless hours to do whatever they want. I’ve been a bit of hermit this week, spending my time watching movies and re-organizing my home. After filling 10 garbage bags full of unused clothing and shoes, I’ve dared myself to stop any frivolous shopping in 2014. I never keep my resolutions, so we’ll see what happens…
Shockingly, I’ve done very little baking during my time off. I had a wicked craving for cookies so I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Aside from that, I’ve made this milk chocolate coffee cake for my mom.
Prep work first. Melt some milk chocolate with about a tablespoon of butter over a double boiler. In this case I just used a Hershey chocolate bar. Feel free to go dark or turn this into a marble cake and use some white chocolate.
You’ll need about a tablespoon of coffee.
And then line a loaf pan so that the cake won’t stick.
In a mixing bowl, cream 3/4 cup of room temp butter and 1 cup brown sugar.
Once mixed, add the flour mixture. Mix. Add the coffee. Mix. Then the melted chocolate. Mix.
You can then pour this into the prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool and then slice. You’ll find this cake light and soft, milk chocolate flavour all the way throughout. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Or perhaps paired with some vanilla ice cream. =)