Coffee Cake Recipe



  • 250 g butter or margarine
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 60 g golden syrup
  • 4 large eggs
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 1  tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbs coffee essence 

For the filling and decoration:

  • 200 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 400 g icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbs coffee essence
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder, for dusting


  1. Set the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5.
  2. Put the butter, sugar, syrup and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Sift in the flour and baking powder, and add the coffee essence. Whisk together for 1-2 mins until the mixture is smooth, light and fluffy.
  3. Divide the mixture between the two tins and spread evenly. Bake in the centre of the oven for 25-30 mins, until well-risen and firm to the touch.
  4. Turn the cakes out on to a wire rack to cool.
  5. To make the filling: Beat the butter, icing sugar, coffee and 2 tbs water together until smooth, light and fluffy.
  6. Place one of the cakes on a flat serving plate and spread with half the buttercream. Place the second cake on top and spread with the rest of the buttercream, swirling the top.
  7. Dust with cocoa powder. 

(not my recipe)


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