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Coffee Cake

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Serves 8

This delicious coffee cake is great for all occasions and tastes AMAZING! It is simple and easy to make!

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  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g butter or margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee (add more if you like it strong)
  • For The Icing
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • Strawberry jam (optional)


    1. Preheat the oven at 160C, 325 F,gas 3.Baseline and grease two equally sized sandwich tins. Add the sugar and the butter to a bowl and whisk until very fluffy and a pale cream.
    2. Wisk the eggs in a mug with a fork and then add them gradually to the mixture with 1 tbsp of flour each time. Make sure you don't use all the flour.
    3. Add the rest of the flour and the baking powder to the mixture and fold it in gently.
    4. Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water and add to the mixture still folding. Divide into the sandwich tins and cook for 30 minutes
    5. Meanwhile Cream the butter and the icing sugar until light and fluffy. Dissolve the coffee in boiling water, making sure you don't add too much water or the icing will be runny and add it to the butter and icing sugar. Whisk and leave in the fridge until the cake is done.
    6. Once the cakes are done and have been put onto plates spread the icing on the bottom of one of the cakes (leaving around half of the icing for the top) and spread the strawberry jam ont the bottom of the other. Spread the remainig icing ontop of the cake. decorate with cherries or walnuts. ENJOY!

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2nd Jan, 2013
I have used this recipe many times and it is always a winner, nice and moist with lots of flavour! I often add a crumbled up flake of chopped walnuts to the top as a little extra.
13th Dec, 2012
This has got to be the best coffee cake ever. Its my favourite.
4th Dec, 2012
I made it to use up ingredients and I skipped the jame part... can't wait for after dinner so we can try a slice!
4th Dec, 2012
So good, so yummy and looks very professional!
28th Nov, 2012
Delicious, a house favourite..also good with cinnamon sprinkled on top
25th Nov, 2012
very simple and very tasty
18th Nov, 2012
The cake is delicious! Trust the recipe about the strawberry jam (I used raspberry) -it really complements the coffee flavour and adds interest. The only negative was that my cake didn't rise much at all so visually it was a little disappointing but it tasted yum!
12th Oct, 2012
This was really easy to do (I also left out jam - just not brave enough) - I don't like Coffee, but my husband assures me that this was very good. I did mine like a tray bake, cut in half & sandwiched with a layer of icing, covered the top in the icing & put walnuts on like you'd expect as decoration. So was mega easy & went into a storage box easier than a circle type cake.
9th Oct, 2012
Use this recipe for all other cakes
29th Sep, 2012
it was my first atempt @ a coffe cake and it was amazing!!!!!!!!!!! i didn't add the jam and i dindn't put baking powder in as i don't like the taste it makes


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