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Coffee Cake

Love coffee? Then you will love this soft and moist coffee cake . Relax and enjoy a slice of coffee cake with your favourite mug of coffee. Makes 1 x 20cm round cake.

Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

3/4 cup caster sugar
150g butter
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cup self raising flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons hot water
2 tablespoons instant coffee
For the icing:
225g icing sugar
100g butter
1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee
1 tablespoon hot water

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius, and grease two equally sized sandwich tine. Add the sugar and the butter to a bowl and whisk until very fluffy and a pale cream.

Whisk the eggs in a mug with a fork and then add them gradually to the mixture with 1 tablespoon of flour each time. Make sure you don’t use all the flour.

Add the rest of the flour and the baking powder to the mixture and fold it in gently.

Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water and add to the mixture still folding. Divide into the sandwich tins and cook for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile cream the butter and the icing sugar until light and fluffy. Dissolve the coffee in boiling water, making sure you don’t add too much water or the icing will be runny and add it to the butter and icing sugar. Whisk and leave in the fridge until the cake is done.

Once the cakes are done and cooled completely sandwich together with half of the icing. Spread the remaining icing on top of the cake. Decorate with cherries, walnuts, grated chocolate, etc.

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Microwave Coffee Cake

Microwave Coffee Cake – Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights
I’ve adapted my microwave chocolate cake recipe into a coffee cake. This cake is so soft and delicious, you’ll never say it was made in the microwave.

Microwave Coffee Cake

Microwave Coffee Cake

2 – 3 Tbsp coffee granules (depending on the strength of the coffee)
Pinch of salt
1 cup water, heated for 1 minute in microwave
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp caramel essence
1 cup cake flour
1 cup sugar
4 tsps baking powder

Grease a round micro-wave proof dish, line bottom with wax paper.
Heat 1 cup water in a small bowl in the microwave for 1 minute, stir in coffee granules.
Add the oil, eggs, caramel essence and mix until well blended.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add the coffee mixture to the flour and whisk until batter is smooth and well blended.
Pour the batter into prepared dish.
Microwave on high 7 – 8 minutes on medium high.
Some moist spots may remain but will disappear on standing.
Let the cake stand for 5 minutes, invert onto serving plate.
Peel off wax wrap, cool.
Pour white ganache over the cake and enjoy.

To make the ganache:
100g white chocolate (I used Nestle)
2 ½ Tbsp fresh cream
Heat the cream in the microwave add the chopped chocolate. Stir to dissolve. Pour the ganache over the cake. Let the ganache stand for a bit if it’s too runny.
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Cappuccino Bar Slices

Cappuccino Bar Slices – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights – Salwaa Smith

Chocolate meets coffee – the perfect combination for this delectable chocolate cake variation. Tray baked and cut into slices. Enjoy a slice with your favourite coffee.

Chocolate Meets Coffee

   Chocolate Meets Coffee

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225gr softened butter

1 cup sugar

4 large eggs

1 ¾ cup self-raising flour

1 tsp cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

3 Tbsp instant coffee dissolved in 3 Tbsp hot water



100ml double cream

200gr white chocolate

1 tsp butter



Preheat your oven at 180°C


Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl till light and fluffy using electric beater. Then add the eggs and mix till all combined, sift the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and mix till the cake mixture is smooth .Lastly mix the coffee mixture well into the cake mixture. Grease and line baking paper in a 28 x 18cm baking tin and pour your cake mixture evenly in your prepared baking tin.

Bake for the cake for 30 minutes or till the cake has risen and firm to touch.


Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes once baked and then turn onto a cooling rack to cool completely.


Prepare the topping on the stove in a small sauce pan by adding all the topping ingredients on a low heat, ensuring the mixture does not boil or burn. When the chocolate starts to melt turn the heat off and mix till it’s all combined and silky smooth.  Allow the topping to cool and then spread over your cooled cake.


Slice into 18-20 bars depending on your desirable serving size.

Enjoy 🙂

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