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  • Makes 1 Item
  • 15 mins prep
  • 60 mins cook

Coffee cake

Coffee cake

An easy coffee cake to make for afternoon tea. Spread with butter and serve warm.


Coffee cake

  • 185 g butter, chopped
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup strong black coffee, cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Coffee icing

  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 10 g butter
  • 2 tbsp hot strong black coffee
  • cocoa powder, for dusting


Coffee cake

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 10 x 20cm loaf pan.
  2. Combine butter and sugar in a medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until melted. Add coffee and set aside to cool, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in eggs. Fold in flour with sour cream until combined. Pour into prepared pan, smoothing top.
  4. Bake for 55-60 minutes until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make icing: Combine icing sugar and butter in a small heatproof bowl. Stir in enough coffee to make of a spreadable consistency. Use a hot spatula to spread icing over cooled cake. Serve cake dusted with cocoa powder.


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