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How To Make Simple Coffee Cake from Scratch

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Coffee cake is one of my favourite cakes and I‘m pretty sure both coffee and chocolate lovers are going to love this. Coffee cake as such is really delicious and I do really enjoy soaking the cake in coffee syrup and frosting with whipping cream. The best part of this recipe is that it’s a very simple to make.

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15 min

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45 min



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 tablespoons warm milk
  • a pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar

Utensils Needed

  • Baking mould for cake
  • 2 large bowls
  • Sieve
  • Whisk / beater
  • Parchment paper
  • Spatula

Step 1

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F for 10 minutes.
  • Grease the cake tin with butter or use a parchment paper to line it.

Step 2

Sift all purpose flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.


Step 3

  • Beat eggs in a large bowl until it becomes frothy
  • Add vanilla extract and beat well.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar and beat well until it becomes fluffy.
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  • Gradually add sunflower oil and beat until it mix well.

Step 4

  • Add sifted dry ingredients to the egg batter and slowly mix it using a spatula by until no lumps are present.
  • Add warm milk.
  • Add vinegar
  • Mix the batter using a spatula
  • Transfer this batter to a cake tin lined with parchment paper.
  • Tap the cake tin multiple times in order to remove the air bubbles present inside the batter.

Step 5

  • Bake it for 30 - 35 minutes in a preheated oven
  • To check the cake has baked well, insert a skewer into the middle of the cake. If the skewer comes out clean, then the cake is perfectly baked.
  • Let the cake cool for 10 minutes and then demould the cake to a wire rack.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Frost it with coffee syrup and whipping cream.
  • Serve cold!

© 2021 Amy


Amy (author) on February 21, 2021:

Hi Abby! Thanks for stopping by and glad you liked!

Abby Slutsky from America on February 21, 2021:

This looks delicious. Your pictures were great visuals. Thanks for sharing.

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