Coffee Flavored Cake – Tea time cake

Coffee (flavored) Cake

Five o ‘clock and its tea time. And the tough question of ‘what to serve for tea?’ arises.

Well, we don’t have that problem at our place, as there is no tea time as such. Anytime is tea time. And anytime is snack time too!

So if you need a reason to bake these, call your friends. Ask them to come for a cup of tea. And serve these extremely soft coffee flavoured cake.

Coffee cake for a tea time get together….perfect!

Coffee (flavored) Cake

Recipe Source: The Essential Baking Book, my main baking book :-)

Makes : 11X7″ cake


  • Butter                                         :            125 gm
  • Powdered Sugar                       :            1 cup
  • Eggs                                            :            3
  • Vanilla Essence                        :            2 tsp
  • Instant Coffee Powder            :            2 tsp
  • Flour                                           :            1 1/4 cup
  • Baking Powder                         :            1 tsp
  • Sour Cream*                             :            1/3 cup

*To make sour cream, you can add 1/2 tsp vinegar to 1/3 cup milk and let it sit, covered, for 10 minutes.

For the Icing, if needed:

  • Icing Sugar                                :            1 cup
  • Coffee Powder                          :             2 tsp
  • Butter                                         :            20 gm, melted
  • Salt                                              :            a pinch


  1. Pre heat oven to 160 C. Grease a 11X7″ pan and line with butter paper. The cake might over flow in a 8X8 pan, so fill accordingly.
  2. Beat the softened butter, powdered sugar using a hand mixer. Once the butter/sugar mix is soft and fluffy, add in the eggs – one by one, and beat them in.
  3. Dissolve the vanilla essence and coffee powder in one tbsp. warm water. Add this to the butter mix.
  4. In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking powder and whisk until combined. Fold this to the butter mix, alternating with the sour cream. Stir until the batter is smooth (but don’t over mix).
  5. Fill the greased pan till 3/4th and smooth the surface. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer comes free of crumbs when inserted in the middle. Let the cake cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. For the icing, melt the butter. Add coffee powder in 1-2 tbsp. of warm water. In a bowl mix the coffee powder mix, sugar and butter. This icing is really sweet, so I would suggest adding a small pinch of salt too. Spread this over the cooled cake.

Coffee (flavored) Cake

This cake is shared with our BM participants, who are running a full month marathon this month. That means, a recipe a day for a whole month, from 20 plus bloggers! Isn’t that cool and exciting!?

Linking this recipe to Swathi’s Favorite Recipes hosted this month by Pallavi. The theme is Bookmarked Recipes.

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18 responses to “Coffee Flavored Cake – Tea time cake

  1. Wow awesome clicks, very well styled I am no tea person, but would surely want the cake.

  2. Coffe flavoured cake are one of my weakness, love to have some slices rite now.

  3. Very pretty pictures Rajani..I like that there is no tea time..means I can drop anytime for a snack as well..:)>.

  4. Lovely pictures and I agree that to enjoy such treats, we don’t need an explicit timing or invite :)

  5. Love the clicks! I could eat this anytime of the day :)

  6. I love tea cakes, n i love flavoured fruity teas as well.. and no tea time means I invite myself over next time am in ur city..

    superb clicks, i personally think you have gone several notches up wuth ur foto skills in this post !! reminds me of a Zen painting ! minimaliastic yet alluring.. way to go :) :)

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  7. nalini

    flavorful and yummy cake………

  8. The cake looks very soft and fluffy. And the snaps are awesome Rajani…

  9. Nandini

    So you’re sharing this cae with all of us? Wher’s my piece? Love your use of whites for this one

  10. Archana

    Love the cake and the pics. I am a tea person and I drink tea anytime. So next time I am inviting myself over.

  11. Coffee cake looks moist and delicious.

  12. Looks soft and moist,

  13. PJ

    The tough time for me is thinking what to make for lunch and dinner.Breakfast and snacks planning headaches come later in the list.
    I love coffee flavored cakes. May try this with an egg replacer.

  14. very delicious… love tea time cakes which are milder in sweet and lesser in fat… love the coffee cake which is perfect for tea time:)
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  15. You are really become professional in photography plus in baking now

  16. The cake looks perfect.

  17. huntfortheverybest

    it looks yummy!

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