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Brazil Nut Cake with Coffee Frosting Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup chopped Brazil nuts

For the Frosting:
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Special Equipment Needed:
- 9-inch round cake pan
- Electric mixer
- Spatula

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9-inch round cake pan.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla extract and mix until combined.
4. Alternately add dry ingredients and buttermilk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir in chopped Brazil nuts.
5. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
6. Let cake cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting:
1. In a medium bowl, cream together confectioners’ sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
2. Add coffee and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
3. Spread frosting over cooled cake.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 8-10

Nutritional Information: TBD

Substitutions for Ingredients
- Canola oil can be substituted for butter
- Coconut milk can be substituted for buttermilk
- Almonds or walnuts can be substituted for Brazil nuts

- Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter for a spiced cake
- Substitute almond extract for vanilla extract in the frosting

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure the butter is softened before creaming it with the sugar
- Let the cake cool completely before frosting

Storage Instructions:
- Store cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days

Reheating Instructions:
- Reheat cake in the oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes

Presentation Ideas:
- Decorate cake with chopped Brazil nuts
- Drizzle with melted chocolate

- Chopped Brazil nuts
- Chocolate shavings
- Fresh berries

- Coffee
- Tea
- Hot chocolate

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Fruit salad
- Ice cream
- Whipped cream

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the cake is too dry, add a tablespoon of buttermilk
- If the cake is too moist, bake for an additional 5 minutes

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature
- Make sure to use a clean bowl and utensils when preparing the cake

Food History:
Brazil nuts have been used in desserts for centuries, dating back to the 16th century in Europe.

Flavor Profiles:
This cake has a sweet and nutty flavor with a hint of coffee in the frosting.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve with a cup of coffee or tea
- Serve with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream

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Region: Brazilian

Taste: Rich, Nutty, Sweet, Coffee, Creamy, Coffee-Flavored