Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake.

When i was younger i never ate coffee cake, firstly because i didn’t like coffee (so that seems pretty obvious) and secondly because i thought it was stuffy and a silly idea for a cake. But this year on mothers day i decided to make my mum her favorite cake because it was mothers day after all- and so she should really get to eat what she wants. Her favorite cake is coffee cake- and making it really won me over!

I made the icing with coffee and chocolate- so even though the cake is coffee cake, the topping is mocha, which injected a little bit of me into a classic cake.

This cake saw me through the first week of lock-down, the perfect mid afternoon, or morning or mid day snack with a cup of tea. So i have to say, i’m sorry to all the years i said i hate coffee cake- because i was really wrong.


  • 70g caster sugar
  • 170gButter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 170g self-raising flour
  • 1 ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee- watered down, or coffee extract.

For the Icing-

  • 200g Butter
  • 250g Icing Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Coffee Flavoring
  • 50g Coco Powder



  1. Mix the butter and sugar together until its smooth and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs and flour gratuarly- in 3 sections.
  3. Once its all included, fold it in with a spoon. Add the baking powder and coffee flavoring.
  4. Butter the cake tins- and put equal amounts of the coffee cake mix in each.
  5. Cook at 180 degrees for 20-25 mins.
  6. leave to cool.
  7. while the cake is cooling make the icing.
  8. Put the butter, icing sugar, coco powder and coffee in a bowl and using an electric whisk combine them all together until its fluffy.
  9. Sandwich the cake together with a good amount of icing in the middle, finish with some chocolate chippings and walnuts.



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