Monday, June 8, 2009

Coffee Cake with Coffee Buttercream Icing

One thing I always check while going through a new blog or cooking site is the baked goodies/cakes section.I jot down recipes which sound appealing to me[almost 90% of them do;)].My recipe book is over flowing with recipes now,mainly baked goodies since I never know when baking bug would hit me and I’ll have to rush to the kitchen,and not let the thought of logging on to the net and searching for the recipe deter my spirits.

I had bookmarked and written down Deeba’s Coffee Mocha Gateau long back and every time I set out to make it,I develop cold feet[yeah,that happens when you decide to attempt Deeba-the Passionate Baker’s recipes].I felt I wasn’t yet ready for it,but I badly wanted to try out a Coffee flavored cake.I remembered my Vanni’s[co-sis] recipe which she had given to me long back while I was trying out Microwave recipes.I tried it out with a few changes.This one is in fact a MW cake recipe,but here,I have baked it in the convection mode.

A wonderful cake with a subtle coffee flavor,it was liked by all.Perfect for that coffee craving and I’m sure it would taste great with a cup of piping hot coffee.It can be made without icing too.So what are you waiting for..??:)

Coffee Cake with Coffee Buttercream Icing


Flour/Maida – 1 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Brown sugar – ¾ cup[I used regular white sugar]
Butter,softened – ¾ cup
Instant Coffee powder – 3 tbsp [I used little less than 2 tbsp-increase/decrease according to your taste]
Boiling water – 1 tbsp
Eggs - 2
Vanilla essence – 2 tsp
Milk – ¼ cup


Preheat oven to 180*C.
Grease and line an 8’ round cake tin.
Sift together maida and baking powder twice and keep aside.
Mix together coffee powder and boiling water.
Cream the butter and sugar till fluffy.
Add the eggs one by one,beating well all the while.
Add vanilla essence and beat well.
Alternately add the flour and milk to the mix,beginning and ending with flour.
Pour into the greased cake tin and bake for 30-35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.

Microwave instructions - MW on 80% for 8 minutes.

Coffee Buttercream Icing

Softened butter – ½ cup
Icing sugar – 2 cups
Instant coffee powder – 1 tbsp
Boiling water – 1 tbsp

Cream together butter and icing sugar till soft and creamy.
Mix together coffee powder and boiling water.
Add it to the butter-sugar mix and beat well.
Keep aside in the refrigerator or a few minutes.
Spread on the cool cake and serve!!
I sprinkled some grated chocolate on top--for me,a cake without chocolate is kind of

Sending this across to Birthday-baby Ria,who is celebrating Cakes,Cookies and Cocktails in her blog:).


  1. Coffee cakes looks delicious dear, pls pass on a piece to me :)

  2. Lots of Baking these days!!!
    Nice cake,even i have my eye on that cake 4m Deeba's blog..

  3. From the pic i can tell you did good, that cake looks so so beautifuland so delicous.
    I too have bookmarked this from Deeba's place, but till now i have not done it.

  4. You have some great recipes on your site and it would be great if you could share them at is a place for people to discover and share great indian recipes from anywhere on the web. From the biggest online destinations to the most obscure blog, surfaces the best stuff as voted on by users.

  5. Love coffee cake. Looks very pretty with the coffee icing.

  6. anyone who does icing so well, i bow to! great looking cake there,divya!!:D
    for some reason blogger isnt accepting WP sign ins today! so using anon.

  7. Lovely cake. I guess the "can be made without icing" was for people with icing phobia like me :)

  8. Thats a lovely cake Divya...sounds delicious.

  9. that is such a delicious cake and the icing is done so perfectly!!!

  10. cake looks awesome and you have decorated it so beautifully...i made a coffee cake too love the coffee flavour in cakes

  11. Wow..! Yummy looking cake..! Icing looks lovely too Div..!

  12. even i do that divya...browse the cake/bake section in blogs! this coffee cake sounds very tempting

  13. wow divya!! the cake looks gorgeous! great job dear. I havent tried coffee cake yet, I think I should try this one :)

  14. Ah..can feel the aroma of coffee+cake here! :D Tks for sharing this superb recipe! Shall surely remember to bake on my return.:D

  15. OMG that s an amazing cake looks so tempting ummmmmI can feel tha earoma of coffee.

  16. hey divya i will try this for sure...........bcoz this tastes good i know nd ur cake looks yummmmmmmmmm.....ani sangta kashi jalla monu.... tc c ya :)

  17. Hmmm yummy one.Bookmarked..thanks for sharing!

  18. Hi dear
    I am back after a long break. Jus popped in to say a hi. How have u been?

    Nice yummy post.Wow! such a tempting cake.

  19. yumm coffee cake.. never had this before, sounds really delicious!!! great blog.. keep it up!!

  20. looks yumm, if only they don't add inches on my waist, sigh!

  21. wow wow, that is 100% moka! May I have a slice please?

  22. I did this today, it turned out so yummy ! just loved have great recipes on your site..

  23. Hi Divya,

    I tried this cake today and I was wondering where you add the coffe-boiling water mixture to the cake batter?


  24. I made this cake for my mom's birthday and everyone absolutely loved it! Thank you so much for the recipe! :)

  25. Hi Divya,

    I have made this cake 4 times already..and it was marvellous all the time..easy ingredients, lovely coffee flavour..Keep forgetting to let u know how good it was!

  26. Divya your blog is awesome. I love baking but my icing never comes out this good. I can see you have lot of experience in making frostings. Can you please help me out. My butter cream icing always comes out grainy and i can taste the sugar grittiness although i always sift the icing sugar twice or thrice.


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