Coffee Syrup Cake

Coffee Syrup Cake

Coffee Syrup Cake

While visiting my sister in Australia I came across a recipe for Coffee Syrup Cake and this is my take on it. The cake is really easy to put together. Just make sure you  have all your ingredients at room temperature. For the instant coffee in the cake I used Nescafe. For the coffee syrup it was Sumier to the rescue as I ran out of instant coffee, so he had some Colombian coffee beans that he ground up finely for me and I used that to make a cup of coffee. I had to strain it after it was made because the beans did not dissolve. The cake was really moist (yeah with all the coffee) and seconds were had without any encouragement.


  •     3 tsp instant coffee
  •     4 teaspoons hot water
  •     3 eggs (at room temperature)
  •    150g butter softened
  •     3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  •     1 1/4 cup self raising flour
  •     2 tbsp cocoa
  •     150g butter softened
  •     4oz dark chocolate  (to decorate)

For the Syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  •  1 cup fresh coffee


Grease a bundt pan. Dissolve the coffee in the hot water. Preheat the oven to 350F. Sift flour and cocoa together and set aside. Cream the butter and then add the sugar and continue to cream until well blended. Add the eggs one at a time beating until incorporated. Then add the flour-cocoa mix and beat and finally add the coffee and mix. Pour mix into bundt pan and smooth out the top. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

While the cake is baking make the coffee.

Once you take it out of the oven, let it sit in the pan for about 3 minutes and then turn it onto a wire rack with a plate underneath the wire rack. Use a toothpick to prick holes all over the cake. Using a pastry brush, brush the coffee all over the exposed side of the cake. This will take you a little time but the coffee will all be absorbed.

Melt the chocolate and then drizzle over the top of the cake. Move the cake to your serving platter and enjoy.


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