Coffee Cake

Coffee cake falls into the category of a 'classic' cake which are the most appropriate cakes for a Sunday afternoon - perfect with a cup of tea, before or after the obligatory nap.

This is my go to, all in one recipe for a coffee cake, which is so quick and simple and provides you with a spongy, light cake to fill the 'I know I shouldn't be hungry' gap after a big Sunday roast (maybe that's just me..).


  • 8oz Self Raising Flour
  • 8oz Butter (softened) 
  • 8oz Caster Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1tsp Baking Powder 
  • 2tbsp Insant Coffee (mixed with hot water and left to cool) 

For the icing;
  • 100g Softened Butter
  • 225g Icing Sugar 

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 180DegreesC. 
  2. Using my favoured 'all in one' method, add all the ingredients (expect the coffee) to a large mixing bowl or a free standing mixer. 
  3. Mix on a medium speed until lighter in colour and well combined. 
  4. Next, on a low speed, mix in half of your coffee and whisk well. 
  5. Divide the mixture between two lined 8inch cake tins (I cheat and use premade caketin liners to save any trauma of having to line a tin). 
  6. Level out the mixture, give the tins a couple of taps on the counter to remove any air bubbles and then place in the oven for between 15-20 minutes. They should be risen, golden and a skewer should come out clean when poked into the centre. 
  7. Once the cakes have cooked, leave to cool slightly in their tins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely before icing 
  8. For the Coffee buttercream, beat the butter until smooth and gradually beat in the icing sugar - adding the rest of the Coffee a little at a time. 
  9. Once all combined, turn the speed to high and beat for a couple of minutes to make the buttercream light and fluffy. 
  10. Spread half the buttercream onto the bottom cake, sandwich the two together and spread the remaining half on the top - you can pipe this if you're feeling fancy. 
  11. Finally, I decorated using some walnut halves and ate swiftly with a cup of tea. Enjoy! 

Yes..I do have a personalised cake tin. In fact, I have two. 


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