The Best Coffee Lover's Coffee Cake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is the cake I've reserved all through 2002, just to welcome 2003! My guests are in for a treat and can you imagine, I've waited the whole year long to post this:) Try it! It lives up to its name, IMO.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, coffee granules, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and brown sugar in a large sized bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Keep aside.
  4. In another bowl, beat an egg until light and frothy.
  5. Add butter and mix well.
  6. Add the dry ingredient mixture alternating with the sour cream.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Add nuts.
  9. Mix.
  10. Pour into a greased 9 inch cake tin.
  11. Bake at 180C for 40 minutes or till a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  12. Allow to cool completely on wire racks.
  13. Slice and serve for a wonderful breakfast dish to go with your morning or afternoon coffee.
  14. Enjoy while you sing- Ring out the old, Ring in the new, Ring Happy Bells across the snow!
  15. Ho!
  16. Ho!
  17. Ho!
  18. Happy New Year!
Most Helpful

I am sorry to say this cake didn't work for me .. I made it exactly as stated and unfortunately it sunk, stuck to the greased pan, and was too sweet for us .. Maybe next time I will cream the sugar and butter first, add the egg then the flour/sour cream ..

najwa October 11, 2004

Very moist and delicious. This will be my signature cake from now for all parties! I always like my coffee stronger so I added 3.5 coffeespoons of coffee and changed the directions to a typical butter cake method. I baked it in an 8inch pan as I wanted a taller cake and when it came out of the oven, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it as the mixture itself smelt heavenly!

Kelly Yong November 10, 2009

I unfortunately did not have white flour and used whole wheat...I think that may have been a mistake because I didn't compensate for the extra liquid that would be required when using whole wheat flour. The cake as not very moist. I iced it with cream cheese frosting. Overall, it did not please everyone - even when trying it the next day. Think I'll try again with regular flour and see how it goes.

skunk galloway October 10, 2004