Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Easy Coffee Cake | Kukskitchen

Easy Coffee Cake | Kukskitchen
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Want to make a cake for an adult and they have not got a big sweet tooth? This coffee cake is just what you need. It has the softness and creaminess of a good cake without all that sweetness. Great with a cup of freshly ground strong coffee. I made it for my husband's birthday gone.

Easy Coffee Cake | Kukskitchen

A few things before we start:

  • I used nescafe instant Azera Americano, my current favourite instant coffee at my office ( I change my instant coffee brand all the time).
  • Add 50g of walnuts to make it a coffee and walnut cake
  • You can use white granulated sugar if you can't find brown sugar. The final product will be a sweeter. 
  • Instead of self raising flour use sieved flour and baking soda.
  • You can bake this cake in two separate sandwich tins and then join them using the butter cream. In that case top with whipped cream.

Easy Coffee Cake | Kukskitchen

Easy Coffee Cake
Makes one 8" cake
Serves 6



1- Butter - 175g (room temperature)
    Brown sugar - 175g
    Baking powder - 1 tsp

2- Eggs - 3
    Self raising flour - 175g

3- Instant coffee -  1 tbsp
    Hot water from kettle - 10ml

4- Butter -  100g
    Icing sugar -  150g
    Instant coffee - 1 tsp

  • Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line an 8" cake tin.
  • Cream the soft butter, sugar and baking powder in a bowl or your planetary mix. 
  • Add eggs one by one to the mixture mixing well after each addition. Sieve in the flour and mix using folding movements until just combined. 
  • Dissolve the coffee in 10ml of hot water, add to the mixture and combine.
  • Spoon the mixture to the cake tin. Cook in the middle of oven for 25-30 mins or until firm to touch.
  • Remove cake from the tin and place onto cooling racks, allow to cool completely.
  • When the cakes are cooled make the filling.
  • Cream together (4) in a bowl. Use this to frost the cake. 

Also check out - Cardamom cookies- Click on the picture for recipe.

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  1. wow such an aromatic cake

    1. Hi Ramya

      Thank you for your comment. Baking this cake does fill your house with a gorgeous aroma of coffee. Best for grownups, although my son loved it too.



  2. that cake makes me drool... love such plain cakes...

    1. Dear Rafeeda

      Thank you dear. They are so moist and tasty too. I am making brownies next, like I mentioned. :)

      Keep coming


  3. What a beautiful coffee cake! Looks so moist and the crumb is perfect!

    1. Dear Susan

      Thank you so much for your kind words. It is a very moist cake and perfect with a cup of strong coffee :x


  4. That cake looks yum!! Whats the propotion of the flour-baking soda alternative?

    1. Dear Achu

      It tastes really goo too :). About your question,

      to convert plain flour into self-raising flour, add two teaspoons of baking powder to each cup of plain flour.

      Are you planning too make this cake? Share a picture when you do.


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A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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