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Espresso Cream Cake

Espresso Cream Cake @ Noble Pig

Have you been looking for a sweet treat to serve after a satisfying meal?  This one combines coffee and chocolate in an absolutely “no fuss” recipe.

No baking is required and the cake sits on top a scrumptious cream and is perfectly delicious.

I know it looks like nothing sitting in its bowl, but really it’s quite decadent and requires no baking skills…you are going to love it!

Espresso Cream Cake
Adapted from Taste of Home

Serves eight

2 Tablespoons instant espresso powder
2 Tablespoons hot water
1 carton (8 oz) Mascarpone cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 oz)
1/2 cup coffee liqueur such as Kahlua
2 teaspoons cocoa

In a large bowl, dissolve espresso powder in water; cool.  Stir in cheese.

In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken.  Gradually add confectioners’ sugar; beat until soft peaks form.  Stir 1/2 cup whipped cream into the cheese mixture, fold in the remaining cream.

Serve Mascarpone cream with cake.  Drizzle each serving with liqueur and dust with cocoa.

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