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Coffee Espresso Pound Cake

Classic ordinary pound cake is elevated to a coffee-lover's dream!
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Pound Cake

  • 1.5 cups butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 whole eggs beaten well
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 3.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fine-ground espresso beans

Smoked Apple Whipped Cream

  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 gelatin sheets
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp smoked vinegar
  • Pinch of salt

Japa Caramel

  • 2 Mantra Japa Milk Chai Stout beers
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

Chai Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp chai spice use your own or follow the recipe below!

Chai Spice

  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp clove
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne optional

Spicy Sweet Potato Sauce

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 lb butter
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Sriracha
  • 4 oz ginger ale

Instructions
 

Pound Cake

  • Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Line a large bread loaf pan with parchment and coat with spray oil.
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly between each addition.
  • Combine flour, salt and baking powder in large bowl.
  • Alternatively add flour mixture and milk. (Do not overbeat!)
  • Place in pan and cook for 1 hour. Check before taking out — it may need up to 15 more minutes. (Convection ovens will not need additional time.)
  • Cool cake on cooling rack. Loosen edges with a knife and flip cake from pan.

Smoked Apple Whipped Cream

  • Peel and quarter 2 granny smith apples and smoke at 86 degrees for one hour.
  • In a small pot, add 2 cups heavy cream and chopped apples.
  • Simmer on low heat for 20 min.
  • Meanwhile, put 3 sheets gelatin in cold water to bloom. When simmering is done, add gelatin (no water) to cream mixture and dissolve.
  • Put all ingredients in a blender with brown sugar, smoked vinegar and a pinch of salt and blend well.
  • Chill cream for 2-3 hours before whipping.
  • Place ingredients in small mixer and whip till fluffy. (Will last up to a week!)

Japa Caramel

  • In small pot, combine beer and sugar.
  • Let simmer slowly until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Remove from heat.

Chai Chocolate Sauce

  • In small sauce pan, bring milk and water to a simmer.
  • Add chocolate and chai spice. (add more spice if you’d like!)
  • If you need to thin out your sauce a bit, just add a touch of milk.

Chai Spice

  • Combine and mix spices well.

Spicy Sweet Potato Sauce

  • Place ingredients in a blender til smooth.

Serve cake with caramel, chocolate and sweet potato sauce!

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