Coffee Cake Recipe

Making a coffee cake is a pure pleasure! If you decide to give a coffee cake recipe a try, just follow the instructions below. And if you like coffee the process is not only easy and pleasant, it's truly inspiring!

Can Any Cake Consumed With Coffee Be A Coffee Cake?

Preparing The Ingredients


2 cups flour

1 3/4 cups brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanillin powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter

1 cup strong coffee

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

Important! Coffee must be freshly brewed.

Oh, it's hot! And smells so good!!!

And Making It Happen

Put the butter and sugar into the hot coffee. It melts down and can be easily mixed with a mixer.

Add buttermilk, eggs, salt, baking soda and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.

Fold in the flour. And if you like those tiny crispy particles in your cake you may put one tablespoon of instant coffee additionally, but it's optional.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Grease and butter the baking form. I am using a pudding baking form just because I like the shape. However any other cake form fits too. You may use a square, a round one or for small cupcakes.

Pour the batter into the form. It has a lovely beige color, not to dark and may be with little brown dots of coffee.

Put into the oven for 50-60 minutes. If you are using cupcakes form time will be shorter. Test them with a toothpick - it should come out clean.

Take a bit of patience. You may cook a custard meanwhile or any other frosting you find suitable for this cake. Mine was with custard.

When the cake is ready, take it out of the oven.

Let the cake cool for 20-30 minutes and turn onto a plate. You may have to cut the top if you are using the same form as me for the cake to be steady on the plate.

Cover with custard or frosting, make yourself a cup of coffee or tea an cut a lovely piece of freshly baked magic! Tastes better when shared with friends ;)

Bon Appetite!

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Coffee Cake Recipe F.A.Q.

Is there something I can replace buttermilk with?

You can use low fat yoghurt. It works perfectly!

I want my cake to taste very-very coffee, just like freshly brewed coffee. But when it's baked the aroma is partly gone. How can I change it?

It's not a secret that coffee smell will evaporate partially while baking. But you can enhance the taste if you soak the baked cake with coffee syrup or coffee liqueur by sprinkling a bit of it before frosting. In this case I would recommend to consume the cake immediately since it may be not that good if stored soaked long.

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