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  1. 5 Eggs; room temp

  2. 1 c Sugar

  3. 1/2 ts Instant coffee powder

  4. 3 tb Water; boiling

  5. 1 ts Vanilla

  6. 1 c All purpose flour; sifted

  7. 1 ts Baking powder

  8. 2 c Whipping cream

  9. 2 tb Sugar

  10. 1/4 c Coffee; very strong

  11. 2 tb Coffee liqueur

  12. 1 cup sugar in large bowl and beat until thick and lemon colored, about 5 minutes. Dissolve coffee powder in boiling water. Blend in vanilla and dissolved coffee powder. Combine flour and baking powder and blend into batter. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter Turn into ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake

  13. 30 minutes. Invert onto rack and let stand until completely cool. For frosting: Whip cream with

  14. 2 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form. Add cold coffee and liqueur and beat until stiff. Slice cake crosswise into thirds. Use about 1/3 of cream frosting to fill layers and remainder to frost

  15. entire cake (save some frosting and pipe rosettes over top for garnish, if desired). Chill until whipped cream is slightly firm. Press nuts onto sides of cake and arrange coffee beans atop rosettes, if desired. Chill 4 hours before serving. --


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