• 150g 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
  • JAM!


  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven at 160C, 325 F,gas 3. Add the sugar and the butter to a bowl and whisk until very fluffy and a pale cream.
  • STEP 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.
  • STEP 3
    Add the rest of the flour and the baking powder to the mixture and fold it in gently.
  • STEP 4
    Dissolve the coffee in the water and add to the mixture still folding. Place in two 18-cm/7- sandwich tins and cook for 30 minutes
  • STEP 5
    Meanwhile Cream the butter and the icing sugar until light and fluffy. Dissolve the coffe 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.
  • STEP 6
    Once the cake has cooled spread the icing on the top and in the middle like a sandwich. Add jam to the middle for your perfect coffe cake

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