Retro Coffee Cake

This recipe came from Kate Bracks when she was a contestant on Masterchef last year. You can find the complete recipe on the Masterchef site with the sticky cinnamon apples that she served it with. Loved the cake

Retro Coffee Cake


Coffee cake

250gbutter, softened
1 cup castor sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
4 eggs
2 cups self raising flour
2/3 cups milk, at room temperature
1/3 cup espresso coffee

Coffee butter cream

250g butter, softened
2 cups icing sugar, sifted
3tablespoons liquid espresso coffee
1 tablespoon kahlua



 Preheat oven to 180⁰C. Grease a 20cm x 30cm slice pan, Line base and sides with baking paper

Using an electric mixer beat butter, sugar and vanilla paste in a small bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition.
Sift in flour, pour in milk and coffee and gently mix until combined and smooth. Pour into prepared tins and bake for 30 minutes or until cake springs back to the touch. Cool in tin for 2-3 minutes and turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.
For coffee butter cream, beat butter until pale, add icing sugar, espresso and kahlua and beat until light and fluffy.
To serve, cut completely cooled cake into rounds and slice rounds in half lengthways. Layer rounds with butter cream and stack 3 layers high. Transfer to a serving plate and completely cover cake with butter cream.

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This is perfect to a coffee lover like me. Thanks for sharing, I will pin this to my friends.


Wow! This Retro Coffee Cake looks great, I do love coffee. Thanks for sharing, I will add this to my list.