Easy Coffee Loaf Cake
I realised recently I was missing anything coffee on my website. (Except my Vodka Espresso Martini)! So here’s my lovely recipe for an Easy Coffee Loaf Cake 🙂
It took me a month to perfect it, so sorry it took ages.
But I think it’s worth it for a great coffee cake!
Moist Coffee Cake Recipe
I wanted this loaf cake to be really moist and so I did a huge amount of research.
I decided I’d try adding some soured cream into the mix.
It is supposed to keep it moist and I’m really happy to say it certainly flipping does.
Moist Coffee Cake Texture
It also gives it a nice dense texture, perfect to have cold with a brew!
This lovely cake is sturdy enough for a lunch box too!
I’d call it a tin cake, you know one to always have in the tin incase anyone pops round (not sure how long it would stay in the tin as it’s so good!).
It’s delicious but not too ‘fancy.’
Do you know what I mean?
A good basic staple – a cuppa tea cake or a cup of coffee cake!
Easy Coffee Cake Glaze
I really didn’t want to have a buttercream icing on this loaf, but I’m sure it would be lovely too
(Actually if you split the cake lengthways and added vanilla buttercream and use the same coffee glaze on the top, this cake would become a seriously fancy cake!!)
Yum I’m going to do that next time
However this time I fancied a sort of coffee flavour icing and boy it’s good!
It adds an intense coffee punch with a sweet kick (but not too much)
This icing is also really easy and would work perfectly on cupcakes too!
Gluten Free Coffee Loaf Cake?
Yes simply replace the flour with your favourite gluten free flour and you’re away
How long can you store your Coffee Cake?
Well I reckon up to 5 days in a sealed cake tin, but to be quite honest I’m not sure it will last that long
Can I freeze my Coffee Loaf Cake?
Yes yes yes you can
I prefer to freeze mine without the topping on
Wrap it in greaseproof paper then foil and pop it in the freezer
It will keep for a couple of months
When you want it, simply remove from the freezer and defrost at room temperature
How do I know when my coffee loaf cake is baked?
This loaf cake bakes in approximately 45 minutes, normally. However please be aware that ovens do vary and that your bake time could too….
When it’s baked it will be golden brown and risen, and firm to touch
If you are unsure you can always insert a skewer into the centre. When you take the skewer out it will come out clean, with no wet batter on the skewer
If it’s still wet then it may not be quite baked so give it another 5-10 minutes and try again
Can I make my coffee loaf cake gluten free?
Yes and it’s really simple
Simply replace the flour for gluten free flour
Loaf Liners for loaf Cakes?
Also before I forget, have you discovered loaf liners yet?
Oh they are fantastic, you can say ‘bye’ to trying to line a loaf tin!
I love them, so easy and you can find them in most supermarkets and they are not expensive either
Just a note, I always use my trusted stand mixer however there is no reason you can mix by hand.
Just make sure you cream your butter and sugar until light and creamy
So why not have a go and please let me know what you think!
I hope you enjoy – just look at it 🙂
Coffee & Walnut Cake
Oh and if you want a coffee & walnut loaf cake – chuck some in – simple
Easy Coffee Loaf Cake
- 110 g Softened Butter
- 170 g Caster Sugar
- 3 Free-Range Medium Eggs
- 125 g Self Raising Flour
- 75 g Soured Cream
- 3 level teaspoons Instant Coffee - splash of water to dissolve
- 2-3 teaspoons coffee granules
- 3 teaspoon hot water
- 100 g Icing Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 170C/340F/Gas 3
- Cream the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy, I use a stand mixer but you can mix by hand
- Next add 1 egg at a time, beating well in between
- Next add the coffee and water mix, the soured cream and the flour and combined with a spoon until smooth
- Pop it in your lined loaf tin and bake in the centre of a preheated oven
- Bake for 45 minutes in the centre of the over, check after 40 minutes and see how it's doing
- Once baked , leave to cool
- In a small mixing bowl or a cup, add your coffee granules
- Add the hot water and stir until the coffee is dissolved
- Next add the icing sugar and mic until smooth, no lumps
- Once the cake is cooled top the icing on top of the cake and it should drip a little down the sides of the cake
- Finish with toasted mixed nuts (optional)