Coffee Cake

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For the sponge

  • 225 gms unsalted butter
  • 225 gms caster sugar
  • 225 gms self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tsp coffee granules

For the syrup

  • 1 tbsp coffee granules
  • 100 ml boiling water
  • 100 ml tia maria

For the icing

  • 300 ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • cocoa powder for dusting

Heat the oven to 180 C and line a 10 inch cake tin, here I have used a ring cake tin. Mix the coffee and cocoa into 2 tbsp of warm water. Mix this with all the other cake ingredients into a large bowl. Mix it with an electric whisk for 2 minutes till combined well.

Tip all the mixture into the prepared tin and level it out. Bake for 40 mins until a skewer comes out clean. Leave it in the tin to cool for roughly 10 mins and then cool it on a wire rack.

Meanwhile mix the syrup ingredients and leave it to cool a bit. Once the syrup and the cake are a bit cool, brush the syrup onto the cake, little at a time. You can choose how much syrup you would want to put on the cake.

Now whisk the cream and icing sugar till it holds its shape. Now fill this into a piping bag and pipe the cream on the cake in any design you wish. Once done sprinkle with some cocoa powder to finish.



2 thoughts on “Coffee Cake”

  1. I must try baking your coffee cake recipe. It looks stunning and I know it will be delicious. I loved watching you bake on the Great British Bake Off. Everything you made was so tempting.


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