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Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Coffee Butter Cream.

This is just a good basic butter cake with a caramel/coffee flavour. I used coffee flavoured milk in the icing to get a delicate hint of coffee without it being overpowering - and so you don't start buzzing after a piece or two.....


  • 125g butter - chopped and at room temp.

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 150g dark brown sugar.

  • 2 eggs.

  • 150g self raising flour.

  • 30g custard powder.

  • 3 tsp instant coffee powder.

  • 130ml milk.

  • butter cream:

  • 125 g butter - chopped and very soft.

  • 240g icing sugar mixture.

  • 2 tbsp coffee flavoured milk (dare or moove etc)

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

  • shaved chocolate.


  • 1.

    Turn oven on to 180 C

  • 2.

    Grease and line 2 sandwich tins.

  • 3.

    Put all the cake ingredients in a mixing bowl.

  • 4.

    Beat on low speed til combined.

  • 5.

    Beat on medium speed til changed in colour.

  • 6.

    Spread into prepared pans and bake 30 - 35 mins.

  • 7.

    Transfer to wire rack to cool.

  • 8.


  • 9.

    Beat butter with electric mixer til it turns very pale.

  • 10.

    Add sifted icing sugar in batches.

  • 11.

    Add the milk and then the cinnamon.

  • 12.

    Beat another minute so it really goes fluffy.

  • 13.

    Top one layer with half the icing, put the other layer ontop and spread with remaining icing.

  • 14.

    Shave chocolate ontop of cake


Really beating the butter for the icing will give you a soft, fluffy result because you're incorporating lots of air into it.

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Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... this looks yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..
thanks dear ;-)