Instead of buying an exclusive brand of coffee, I thought it will be best to use Nescafe, always there at home. The cake was baked and the glaze made with Nescafe was poured over it. Quite an invention I have to say. Those who sampled the cake had their opinions. Some absolutely loved it whereas the rest, heavy coffee drinkers, suggested that I should have strengthen the glaze with more coffee. Still in all fairness, they enjoyed every bite of the cake. Moist and super soft with a Nescafe glaze.
For the cake
3/4 cup self raising flour
1/3 cup custard powder
1/3 cup of softened butter (salted or unsalted, really - does not matter)
1/3 cup caster sugar
3 eggs - lightly beaten
1/4 cup yoghurt/sour cream
1/4 tsp baking powder
For the glaze
1 tbsp nescafe
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup icing sugar
Melt butter and sugar in a pan over low heat.
Stir until sugar dissolves, remove from heat and let it cool down.
Meanwhile, combine eggs and yoghurt/sour cream in a mixing bowl.
Pour in the butter and sugar mixture, stirring very gently.
Sift flour and baking powder over the mixture.
Using a wooden spoon, stir until combined and PLEASE, do not over beat.
Spoon mixture into a greased square baking pan.
Bake on a preheated oven at 175C for 40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean, when inserted in the centre of cake.Simmer the glazing ingredients until it becomes a thick syrup.
Pour over the cake immediately after removing from oven.
Let the cake cool down before cutting to any shapes your prefer.
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