Moist Coffee Cake Recipe

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Coffee cake is a type of cake that can be served either as a dessert or as a breakfast treat. Moistened with coffee syrup just after baking this has a rich coffee flavor you won’t be able to stop at one slice.

A cake with with coffee.
Cake Recipe – Coffee

The fragrance of coffee in a moist, light, and fluffy cake is one that’s bound to get you baking. A simple and easy recipe that takes no more than 10 minutes to combine.

Ingredients and substitutes

  • Flour – I like to use cake flour but all-purpose flour (maida) works just as well.
  • Butter – I prefer to use unsalted butter so I can control the quantity of sugar in my recipe. And yet, if salted butter is all you have go ahead and use it. Just omit salt in the recipe.
  • Brown sugar – The molasses in the brown sugar contributes to the soft texture and color of the cake. You can also add dark brown sugar, and yet the cake will get a deeper color. 
  • Eggs –  Always use large-size eggs when baking unless specified. The size of eggs varies significantly these days, so as a guide, a large egg weighs between 50 to 60 grams.
  • Vanilla – A good quality vanilla will make a huge difference in anything you make. Premium vanilla can be expensive, which is why I make my own homemade vanilla extract, bean paste, or sugar.
A cake with coffee syrup.
Cake Recipe – Coffee

A cake with coffee syrup.

Moist Coffee Cake Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 325kcal
Adjust Servings Here: 8 Slices


Coffee cake is a type of cake that can be served either as a dessert or as a breakfast treat. Moistened with coffee syrup just after baking this has a rich coffee flavor you won't be able to stop at one slice


Cake batter

  • ¾ cup (170 g) Unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup (165 g) Dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups (250 g) Cake flour
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Instant coffee powder
  • ½ cup Hot milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp Coffee extract optional
  • 10 Chopped almonds Optional
  • 2 large Dates finely chopped – Optional

Coffee syrup (optional)

  • ½ cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Coffee
  • 1 cup Water


  • Oven/Pans – Preheat the oven to 325°F / 165°C / Gas Mark 3. Grease and line a 9 x 4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Coffee syrup – In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the sugar, water, and coffee until all the sugar is melted. Set aside to cool completely.
  • Coffee – Combine the hot milk with instant coffee and set aside to cool completely
  • Dry ingredients – Sift together flour, baking powder, salt
  • Cake Batter – In a bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Followed by the flour mixture and cooled coffee. Finally, add the vanilla and coffee extract.
  • Bake – Pour into prepared baking pans and bake in the preheated oven on the middle rack for 30 to 35 minutes until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Syrup – Pour the coffee syrup all over the cake while it is still hot.
  • Cool – When baked remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then on a wire rack until completely cooled.

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Nutrition Information
Nutrition Facts
Moist Coffee Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information and metric conversion are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator. Thank you

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