Coffee Cake Recipe (+Tips & Hacks✔)

The Easiest Coffee Cake Recipe

Coffee and cake are the golden duos that bring joy to our lives no matter what time of the day. Breakfast, brunch, snack, or midnight cravings… A cup of coffee and a slice of cake can hype you up. But, what about a bite of cake that tastes coffee?

Coffee cake is one of the most popular choices at cafes. Sadly, most of them are filled with sugar or artificial sweeteners that can be dangerous and fattening. So, why not give the healthy homemade coffee cake recipe a try? Takes less than an hour but offers you the most enjoyable bite of coffee.

Let’s check out the easiest coffee cake recipe!

Why is it called coffee cake?

This question can have two answers: it is called coffee cake because it means any type of cake served with coffee. Or, it is a type of homemade cake with coffee in it! So, you may be surprised about the meanings, but, in this article, we are going to talk about the delicious cake with the notes of coffee.

What is the difference between cake and coffee cake?

As mentioned above, the coffee cake can either mean the cake served with coffee (as tea cake) or the cake made with coffee.

Coffee cake means a moist, buttery cake, perfect for breakfast or brunching.

I strongly suggest that you put the coffee cake on your must-try list because it is not only healthier than cakes behind the Starbucks shelves but also is a great experience of coffee snacks.

coffee cake recipe

Recipe of Coffee cake

This magical dessert, a perfect option for coffee addicts can be easily made with only a few ingredients. It is usually a sponged cake flavored with coffee and topped with other delicious ingredients.


It is the easiest recipe for 6 servings with the ingredients only:

  • 170g butter or margarine
  • 170g light brown sugar (about ¾ cup)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 170g flour (any type of flour you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp cooled instant coffee, dissolved in 1 tbsp hot water (add more if you like it stronger)


  • Preparation time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes


Here is an easy step-by-step guide to cooking the perfect Coffee cake:

  1. Heat the oven about 180C.
  2. Put the sugar and the butter (melted) in a bowl and whip until they are very fluffy.
  3. Whisk the eggs gently and pour them into the mixture.
  4. Add the coffee and mix the ingredients.
  5. Put the mixture in the oven and wait for about 30 minutes.
  6. Bon appetite!

a cup of latte and lemon and coffee cake


  • In order to make it a creamy cake with an extra coffee taste, make the icing by mixing coffee, sugar, and butter and put it in the refrigerator until it is ready for icing.
  • Add coconut oil instead of other oils to make it more delicious.
  • Store the coffee cake in an air-tight container in the refrigerator to keep it fresh for two weeks.


This cake can be iced with anything you like! And it is recommended to add some stoppings to it to make it the best version. Here are some of the best topping ideas for your coffee cake recipe:

  • Strawberry jam
  • Chopped almond and other nuts
  • Blueberry or other tropical fruits
  • The mixture of ½ cup of confectioners’ sugar with 1 tablespoon milk
  • Adding cinnamon and making a crumble like topping for it would be perfect too!

coffee cake and nuts


Nutrition of Coffee cake per serving are:

  • Kcal: 559 | Fat: 30g | Saturates: 18g | Carbs: 66g | Sugars: 49g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 5g | Salt: 1.1g

What does coffee cake taste like?

Coffee cake is a classic sponge cake with the great notes of coffee. However, it can be more than that with the recommended adding mentioned above. The most popular type of coffee cake is the one with cinnamon and crumble like topping. It is the most special taste with the mixed notes of coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla like flavors.

Hands down, it is one of the best types of cake for both coffee and tea drinkers! Besides the unique taste, the variety of toppings makes this coffee the best of all popular cakes. So, it is a must to give it a try!

Do you have any tips on Coffee cake recipe? Share it with us in the comments.


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