Saturday, 23 August 2014

Coffee Flavoured Cake

This Coffee flavoured cake is soft and silky and it just melts in mouth. Packed with deep strong flavours of coffee , this cake is just perfect for all occasions and it tastes absolutely heaven even without frosting. However, if you wish you can serve it with Coffee buttercream frosting or a simple icing ( Recipe for icing and buttercream frosting included )

Preparation Time : 15 Minutes
Baking Time : 50 minutes
Yield : one 8 inch round cake

Recipe Source :


  • 1 and 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour / Maida
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter at Room temperature
  • 1 Cup powdered Sugar
  • 3 Eggs at room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Teaspoon Instant Coffee Powder - Dissolve in 1 Tablespoon of hot water
  • 1/3 Cup Sour Cream

For simple Icing : 

  • 1 Cup Icing Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoon Instant Coffee Powder + 1 tablespoon of hot water
  • 20 Grams Melted Butter
  • a big pinch of salt

For Coffee Buttercream Frosting :

  • 1 and 1/2 Cups of Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Strong brewed coffee ( alternatively you can mix 2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder in 1 tablespoons of warm water)


1. Preheat oven to 160 C. Grease and dust a 8 Inch Cake pan and set aside
2. In a bowl sift together all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside
3. In a large mixing bowl add butter and powdered sugar and beat using a hand mixer for a minute until it is soft and fluffy
4. Add one egg at a time and beat them in
5. Add vanilla extract and instant coffee (dissolved in hot water) to the wet ingredients and beat it gently on medium speed for few seconds
6. Add flour mixture we prepared at step number 2 into this wet ingredients in three additions alternating with sour cream
7. Pour the cake batter in to the greased cake pan
8. Bake at 160 C for 45 to 50 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Baking time differs from oven to oven. After 40 minutes check if the cake is done
9. Once out of the oven, let the cake remain in the oven for 10 minutes
10. Invert the cake on a cooling wire rack and cool completely and serve

For a simple Icing

1. In a microwave safe mug, add butter and microwave it on high for 15 seconds and melt the butter
2. Dissolve instant coffee powder in 1 tablespoon of hot water
3. Add dissolved coffee powder to the melted butter
4. Then add icing sugar to the butter and stir everything together
5. Pour / spread this icing over the coffee cake (once the cake is cooled completely )

For Coffee buttercream Frosting

1. In a bowl, mix together icing sugar and cocoa powder
2. In a large bowl, add unsalted butter and beat it using a hand mixer until it is creamy and smooth
3. Gradually beat in the sugar mixture until everything is mixed well and the buttercream is smooth and fluffy
4. Finally stir in coffee and beat in for 30 seconds


  1. Wow thx. I've tried the usual eggless with condensed milk and this coffee version is invitng enough!

    1. My Pleasure ! Yes, do try this cake, you will love it !