I thought I would try another recipe from one of my favourite books the Red Velvet Chocolate Heartache by Harry Eastwood. I love this book as unlike other low fat recipes it uses normal ingredients, rather than sweeteners and artificial ingredients.
For the coffee flavour it called for a "Camp Chicory & Coffee Essence" which was actually given to me from a workmate to try out. I had never heard of it before and it is a very intense coffee syrup. It gave the mixture and the icing a very rich coffee flavour and I'm interested to see how if its just enough flavouring in the cake or if its too much!! Either or I think it looks delish!
Happy Baking x