Mixed up for the DMC cinnamon challenge.
This is a satisfying and rich coffee cake infused with flecks of burnt orange and cinnamon, drizzled with a thick vanilla frosting...
The FW Coffee Cake is an unsung hero in the FW stable and provides the base and body for this simple, yet complex brew. The warmth of the cinnamon in the dense coffee cake is accented by the undisputed king of cinnamons, FLV Rich cinnamon. This addition takes this luxurious cake to the next level without detracting from its essence, if used low... one drop per 30ml is plenty.
The Blood orange is a perfect and natural pairing for cinnamon and works beautifully here. It cuts the sweetness of the cake and adds sophistication. The orange is not the star of the show and is used to compliment the cinnamon, not the other way around.
I opted for FLV Frosting as the finishing touch as it adds a sweet, almost fluffy, vanilla frosting. CCI has the potential to clash with the flavours here and I opted for this, more ‘natural’ icing.
Ps. the coffee cake contains no coffee...
Created: November 15, 2017 (over 3 years ago)