Birthday Cake: Austrian Coffee Cake

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My Heart was left to his own devices for my son’s 30th birthday cake but he knows my son well… cake, coffee, brandy, whipped cream and almonds – Yup.. sounded like a plan.

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Bottom layer, basic cake, which has soaked over night in double strength coffee mixed with brandy.

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Middle layer: double strength coffee mixed with cream cheese and a little more brandy.

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Topped with another layer of cake that had also soaked over night with the coffee / brandy mixture – note the center… a little pool of coffee & brandy, just in case the cake could soak up a little more.

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Topped with freshly whipped cream.

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And toasted sliced almonds and grated dark chocolate – chilled in the fridge until after dinner.

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Absolutely luscious – the smoothness of the whipped cream with the bite of the coffee and brandy and soft cake – WOW.

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Used almost the entire bottle of Cognac – YUM

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