Today we are sharing our recipe for a delicious coffee cake.

Perk up your afternoon with a slice of our favourite coffee cake recipe! Enjoy alone or with a cup of coffee for that extra caffeine fix. Perfect enjoyed whilst listening to one of our latest podcast episodes!


For the cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of instant coffee
  • 225g soft margarine
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

For the filling

  • 50g  soft margarine
  • 175g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of coffee essence
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
  2. Grease and base line 2 x 20cm sandwich tins with greaseproof paper
  3. Place the eggs in a bowl and stir in the coffee until dissolved
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and beat well until thoroughly blended
  5. Divide the mixture evenly between the tins and level out
  6. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 25 minutes or until well risen and the tops of the cakes spring back when lightly pressed with a finger
  7. Leave to cool in the tins for a few moments then turn out
  8. Peel off the paper and finish cooling on a wire rack
  9. For the icing, blend together the margarine, icing sugar and coffee essence until smooth, only adding the milk if necessary
  10. Use half of the buttercream to sandwich the cakes together and the remaining to spread on top. We used a piping bag with a medium sized star nozzle for ours.

Tip: When making as all in one cake mixture like this one using a food mixer, try covering the front end of your machine and the bowl with a tea towel to prevent flour covering the entire room! Be careful that the tea towel doesn’t get caught in your mixer though!

Why not try our coffee cake for yourself? Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We would love to see how your cakes turn out!