Taking inspiration

As I mentioned on Friday, when you read Marisa’s blog you just HAVE TO make the food she shows in it. A couple of weeks ago, the urge was greater than my willpower and so I set off to make these cupcakes. Mistakingly I didn’t check my fridge where I was sure I had a tub of cream cheese and so baked the cupcakes and then discovered that I didn’t have a tub of cream cheese in the fridge.
The next day I set out to buy all the ingredients I needed and decided I was too lazy to ice individual cupcakes and with that the cake above was born. The recipe is here I only changed a few small things. The good strong coffee I have is from Israel and has cardamom in it so the flavour was probably slightly different and of course, I did it in a spring-form tin 🙂
I think I took the cake out about 5 minutes too early so it came out very dense and rich, although that didn’t stop my guests from devouring it 🙂

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