Best Espresso Coffee Cake

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Best espresso coffee cake

Best espresso coffee cake (without walnuts)

Coffee Cake is one of my family’s favourite cakes. I used to make excellent coffee cake back home but had never been successful in creating that moist, fine texture and that intoxicating smell of coffee since I came here. I just have no clue why my coffee cake doesn’t turn out excellent. I had probably tried at least 15 times without success! Talk about determination, I haven’t given up yet. I can only guess that it’s either the oven or the ingredients.

Well, I tried a different recipe when I made an espresso coffee cake the day before, hoping to get it right. But my biggest mistake was adding walnuts! I just thought that walnuts would make it a better cake but I was wrong. The walnuts spoiled the awesome smell of coffee. I had to try again.

Espresso coffee cake with walnuts

Espresso coffee cake with walnuts

Early yesterday morning, I made my coffee cake again, this time completely without the walnuts. Yeah…..it turned out really good, moist and full of coffee flavour. The coffee smell was so marvellous. My children said, ‘Wow…this is SO, SO, SO GOOD!‘ Their expressions explain everything. Again…….I’m a happy cook…….loved profusely by everyone at home for that! Isn’t it true….the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach? Well, my recipe to share here:

Ingredients A
250g butter
1/2C golden syrup
1/4C brown sugar

Put everything in a pot and melt it over low fire. Let it cool down.

Butter, golden syrup and brown sugar to melt

Butter, golden syrup and brown sugar to melt

Melted butter mixture

Melted butter mixture

Ingredients B
3/4C milk
2T espresso coffee
2T boiling water

Add the espresso to the boiling water in a small bowl. Mix well. Add the milk and the espresso to the melted butter mixture in Ingredients A.

Coffee and hot water mixed

Coffee and hot water mixed

Ingredients C
2C self-raising flour

Sieve the flour into the mixture above and stir well. Pour it into a well greased or paper lined tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 40 minutes. Test it with a skewer. If the skewer comes out clean, the cake is cooked. Let it cool down first before cutting. Top the cake with coffee icing and enjoy it with a cup of coffee for added caffeine if you wish. But don’t blame me if you can’t sleep!

This is such an easy recipe because you don’t even need a cake mixer, just melt and mix like when making brownies. You can check out my best chewy brownies, another easy cake.

Do you like coffee cake? What is your favourite cake? Do you bake cakes? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below. In the mean time, keep learning and keep enjoying what you love to do. Just don’t give up.

Quote of the day……

‘A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.’

Mary Kay Ash


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7 Comments

cenwen  on September 8th, 2009

Hello:)
Thank you for this lovely recipe!
I’ll take a good part of your cake to go with my cup of tea :)

Have a nice day:)

Kannan  on September 8th, 2009

Very good post. Very good recipe.

recipes lover  on September 8th, 2009

Thanks for the recipe, I’m looking for the perfect cafe cake, maybe this is the one.

Divina  on September 8th, 2009

It’s always good to have coffee cake in the house just in case friends drop by.

Ja Cie Kocham  on September 10th, 2009

This looks so yummy! I wan to jump through my screen to eat some! Thanks for sharing :o)

Sherrie  on September 11th, 2009

Tried your recipe and LOVED it. Best coffee cake recipe I know and it’s perfect. Thanks!

Mary  on September 12th, 2009

Hi, thanks very much for dropping by and thanks lots for all your comments. Really appreciate that. Sherrie, really glad to know that you tried it & liked it.

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