International Coffee Day is still being celebrated around the world. I have a real treat for you today with Honey Cake, and a giveaway for a KitchenAid Coffeemaker and Affresh Coffeemaker Cleaner.
We have trialed both of these products. The KitchenAid machine gives you a great cup of coffee. It has easy to follow instructions to start your great coffee brewing experience. A lovely big water receptacle and pot allows you to make up to 14 cups of coffee at a time. The coffeemaker is programmable and has a permanent filter for easy inexpensive use. Although you are able to use a paper filter if preferred.
What makes a great cup of coffee? Well there are a few things in my opinion. The water that is used should be filtered. This coffeemaker comes equipped with it’s own water filter that will help to reduce contaminants that can impair your coffee. Now that is nice!! Secondly, a great brewing system adds to the enjoyment and flavor, KitchenAid has you covered with that too. Thirdly, the coffee itself must be of good quality, that I leave up to you to choose. Then the fourth is to have a clean well running coffee maker. That is where Affresh Coffeemaker Cleaner comes into play. Calcium deposits (scale) will build up inside a coffeemaker which over time impairs the efficiency of the machine and the quality of the coffee.
Using Affresh on a monthly basis will descale your coffee machine and keep it at peak performance. We have a single serve coffee maker that was in need of cleaning. The Affresh tablets were super easy to use. Just drop one tablet into the water reservoir filled with water. They fizz away and dissolve quickly. Run the machine a few times and you will see what you have been harboring in your machine, yikes!! After a few rinses you are ready to make great coffee again. The Affresh Cleaner can be used on regular coffee machines and single-serve.
To go with the coffee today, our daughter made this delicious cake. She needed some for a math project she was doing. I know, huh, math? They were reviewing fractions in a recipe and had a presentation to do. The cake turned out so good and it was very easy for her to make. I had to share it with you. The recipe was from one of her classmates moms, who recently celebrated Rosh Hashana with this beautiful honey cake. What goes better with coffee than cake, right?
Crumbly, moist, sweet, we loved it!! It makes a great snack cake for anytime of the day with a steaming cup of coffee!!
Honey Cake and Coffee with #KitchenAid #Affresh
Honey Cake and Coffee with #KitchenAid #Affresh
A delightfully easy Honey Lemon Cake that a child can make with some supervision.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp. grated lemon zest
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3 cups flour
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 9x13" with cooking spray and then floured. Shake off excess.
- In the bowl of a standup mixer add sugar, honey, zest and juice. Mix well.
- In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Add the dry ingredients slowly to the honey/egg mixture and mix well. Stir in the water.
- Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 min or until golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean.
Now onto the giveaway. One lucky person will receive both the KitchenAid Coffeemaker and the Affresh Coffeemaker Cleaner. The giveaway is open until October 16, 2014 which at that time a random winner will be selected. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Good luck!!
I was not financially compensated for this post in anyway. I received a samples of both these products for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
Comments & Reviews
Cheryl Voelk says
Coffee and cake! What’s not to like 🙂
MARIE AITKEN says
Wow this cake looks awesome. I love cake with my coffee. I love coffee with just about anything. I’ll definitely give this a try sometime soon.
Nan Levesque says
Love My Coffee In The Morning. I savour every sip. Who would not love it more with this beautiful coffee cake!
I love my coffee in the morning with a little bit of cream and sugar or on datenight with dessert!
Sophia @ NY Foodgasm says
I LOOOOOVE the new look of your site! Plus this honey cake look fabulous!! Plus an AMAZING giveaway! Awesome post!
I love coffee all the time; no matter the time of day, it’s coffee time! And this cake looks like it would an excellent accompaniment for coffee!!!
Laureen King says
coffee and cake, it doesn’t get much better than that!
Kim Beaulieu says
Hubs is the coffee fanatic in our household. The man consumes copious amounts of it. He likes his with milk and sugar (old school, double hit of each) and as many times a day as humanly possible.
Great cake recipe, I love honey cake. It’s so delicious. Reminds me of my mom and gramma for some reason. They love the stuff.
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
That cake sounds like it should start a new life at my house. We don’t have Affresh down here yet. We’re always 2-3 years behind.
Kristi Renout says
I like my coffee in the morning, and the early afternoon with lots of milk.
I need a coffee first thing in the morning to start my day off right! The cake looks delishious.
Brenda Haines says
I like my coffee with a splash of evaporated milk
I live my coffee with cream. Must have it when I wake up!
I like my coffe when I wake up, then again around 10:30am.
I put splenda and cream in my coffee.
Maggie K. says
I have coffee in the morning with breakfast and another in the afternoon. I like it with milk and sugar.
With waking up with a baby every couple hours at night, coffee has been my friend!
Crystal Renee says
I like my coffee with vanilla creamer in the morning. Either iced or hot depending on the season!
I literally love coffee all the time. I use this amazing hazelnut creamer that I have used for years, and I always brew with the same kind of coffee. My little coffee maker is beginning to show signs of old age – it’s probably time for a new one!
Debbie Henzel says
I love my coffee not too strong but with a nice piece of pie.
Carole D says
Since I have worked midnight shift for seven years, I am a coffee addict. Love everything coffee flavored and enjoy all types of coffee.
We need our coffee first thing in the morning, then after dinner. We like it dark and bold – no sugar, no cream.
Holli G. says
I love coffee in the morning and cold!
Kay Little says
I love coffee first thing in the mornings!
Briana Carter says
Christy Spurlock says
I like one cup in the morning…BLACK.
If I want a good nights sleep I try to drink a couple cups before bed time.
Lynne Burton says
I love my coffe first thing in the morning and early afternoon.
Brooke Pyne says
I don’t drink coffee, but my husband likes it with a little cream. We like to experiment with different flavor combination for him.
Alison H. says
I like my coffee in the mornings with a nice slice of banana bread.
Heather S says
Wishing this was open to the USA!
Karen Ostrom says
with just a little cream and first thing in the morning.
I like mine in the morning with plenty of milk and sweetener!
Audra watts says
I love my coffee in the morning with cream and sugar