Microwave espresso cake with salted cadburys caramel, vanilla latte cream and amaretti crumbs

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I am an addict. Every so often my addiction compels me to score some good shit from my dealer. My local high street sugar and caffeine dealer that is… Caffe Nero, Costa, Starbucks etc.

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A nice coffee is a great thing. That immense flavour – sweet and bitter, complex and interesting, rich and roasty, a little treat and a pick-me-up. Many a hard slog of a work day or a fuzzy morning with the kids has been re-enthused by a timely cup of coffee bean juice.

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So here’s my coffee tribute dessert. Using the microwave massively slashes cooking time. It literally takes no time at all. Ok maybe two minutes. So almost literally as opposed to literally literally.

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I started off by making a basic sponge mix – creaming butter and sugar till light and whippy, beating in eggs, folding in self-raising flour till thick and claggy, before loosening with cooled sweetened espresso. I ‘baked’ in a cup in the microwave and out popped a soft sponge.

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I placed on the plate with microwave melted Cadbury’s Caramel sprinkled with sea salt, vanilla cream whipped with latte and crumbled amaretti biscuits.

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A fun and pleasingly grown-up pud!

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Ingredients: coffee, butter, sugar, eggs, self-raising flour, cadburys caramel, sea salt, vanilla cream, amaretti biscuits

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  1. PERCOLATOR · February 19, 2016

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