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Moist Coffee Loaf Cake

Moist Coffee Loaf Cake! This is an absolutely delicious soft, moist cake, easy to make and goes perfect with a lovely cup of coffee too!

After spending many years searching for a good ‘pound’ or loaf cake that wasn’t dry, or flavourless, I decided to experiment and make my own recipe up with different flavour combinations to see if I could really get a moist cake. Once you’ve tried this Moist Coffee Loaf Cake recipe, I am sure you will make it time and time again. So here’s the recipe, and enjoy!

This moist coffee loaf cake is perfect with a nice cup of tea or coffee, bake a few and give them as gifts or take along to coffee mornings with your friends. They will enjoy a slice I’m sure! It’s also freezer friendly so you could make a loaf and slice then freeze if you are baking for one or two people. That way, you’ll always have some handy when you get the urge for a slice of cake!

For this moist coffee loaf cake, you can also make in 2 round pans and add some frosting in between the layers and on top. Turn it in to a birthday cake if you wish!

You will need a loaf tin, mine measures 30cm x 12cm, and 8cm deep. .The batter will also fit in a 9 inch loaf pan.

Moist Coffee Loaf Cake

Please note cook times will vary if you are not using a regular loaf pan.

3/4 cup or 175 g softened butter

4 Teaspoons of coffee granules dissolved in 1 Tablespoons hot water.

1 3/4 cups or 225 g Plain / All purpose flour

I’ve also made this recipe and swapped the milk for 3 RIPE mashed bananas and the combination with the coffee flavour is lovely!

Moist Coffee Loaf Cake

UPDATE: For those wishing to use bananas, be sure you use a STRONG DARK ROAST blend of coffee, otherwise you won’t be able to taste it in combination with the banana flavours.

1. Heat oven to 170C, 325F. Grease and line your baking tin. .

2. Get all your ingredients ready, i.e dissolve the coffee, sieve the flour, and add the salt and baking powder to the flour etc.

3. Start with making the cake batter by creaming the butter and sugar until a pale light colour.

4. Slowly add the beaten eggs to the mixer, on a low speed setting, a bit at a time. If the mixture starts to curdle or split, add a spoonful of your sieved flour, keep on adding the eggs, and a bit of flour if necessary until all the eggs are added.

Moist Coffee Loaf Cake

5. Add half the milk with half of the flour, keeping the mixer on a slow speed. Once combined, add the coffee mixture, the rest of the milk and flour.

6 Transfer the cake mixture to the greased and lined loaf tin. Drop it from a 3 cm height onto the work surface to level it out, then place in the oven for 1hr and 10 minutes, check after 1 hour to see if it is cooked, using a skewer. Every oven varies, so keep an eye on your cake!

Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container. You can also freeze half or all of it, wrap in parchment paper, then place in a zippy bag. Defrost as normal and enjoy! It will still be moist. And there you have our Moist Coffee Loaf Cake!

We’d love to hear from you and what you thought of our post. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Here’s a few more coffee flavored recipes for you to enjoy:

Moist Coffee Loaf Cake

- 3/4 cup or 175 g softened butter

- 1 cup or 200 g regular sugar

- 4 Teaspoons of coffee granules dissolved in 1 Tablespoon hot water.

- 1 3/4 cups or 225 g Plain / All purpose flour sieved

- Heat oven to 170C, 325F. Grease and line your baking tin. See here for how to line.

Moist Coffee Loaf Cake

- Get all your ingredients ready, i.e dissolve the coffee, sieve the flour, and add the salt and baking powder to the flour etc.

- Start with making the cake batter by creaming the butter and sugar until a pale light colour.

- Slowly add the beaten eggs to the mixer, on a low speed setting, a bit at a time. If the mixture starts to curdle or split, add a spoonful of your sieved flour, keep on adding the eggs, and a bit of flour if necessary, until all the eggs are added.

- Add half the milk with half of the flour, keeping the mixer on a slow speed. Once combined, add the coffee mixture, the rest of the milk and flour.

Transfer the cake mixture to the greased and lined loaf tin. Drop it from a 3 cm height onto the work surface to level it out, then place in the oven for 1hr and 10 minutes, check after 1 hour to see if it is cooked, using a skewer. Every oven varies, so keep an eye on your cake!

Moist Coffee Loaf Cake

- Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container. You can also freeze half or all of it, wrap in parchment paper, then place in a zippy bag. Defrost as normal and enjoy! It will still be moist.

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You state coffee GRANULES so we should the recipe state INSTANT coffee? Regular coffee grounds will not dissolve.

Moist Coffee Loaf Cake

Delicious and moist, just like it says. I was sceptical when I made the batter as it was sloppy. But it turned out great. I used the all in one method, rather than creaming the sugar and butter together as I’m a bit lazy????. It also curdled slightly, but that didn’t matter once it had baked. Next time I may try espresso rather than instant coffee for a stronger coffee flavour, and I will slice it in half and add coffee butter icing. Yum yum. And many thanks. Carol from the U.K.

Just made the cake, it’s moist alright but the colour is not as dark. I used self raising flour.

tried this recipe 2x the ingredients are not correct in both spots on the blog and no way it looks like that! disappointed

I found the recipe had way too much butter in it! It’s made the cake quite greasy. Would want to reduce the butter for sure next time.

Made moist coffee loaf cake it’s yummy I made an coffee icing and drizzled it over the top with some pecan nuts looks great xxxx

Moist Coffee Loaf Cake

Can I mix this all by hand instead of using an electric mixer? thanks!

Can I add whisky to This cake? If so how much can I add

Hi Anita, I’ve never tried with whiskey but it sounds delicious!

I would swap 2 tablespoons of milk for whiskey so at least that way you aren’t adding extra liquid and the cake should still keep the texture!

Hope that helps and do come back and let us know how the whiskey tastes in this!

Moist Coffee Loaf Cake

Can I change the plain flour to almond flour?

Because I am in low carb diets.

Hi Jackie, you can indeed. Just make sure you use the tasing agent in the ingredient

I have made this twice now and it’s great! I tweaked it slightly, making a mocha version I double the batch as I am baking it for local movie theatre I sell goodies to. I use half brown sugar, and instead of 1.5 cups of milk I use one cup half and half and 1/2 cup sour cream. I put about a tablespoon of baking cocoa in with the sifted flour. I also add a coffee infusion after baking; with brewed coffee and brown sugar and a bit of cocoa; poke holes in cake and spoon it over. Then a nice coffee glaze made with coffee and confectioners sugar. Very tasty!!!

I haven’t baked in years, too busy working, but now that I have retired I’ve wanted to get back into it. I have just baked your Moist Coffee Loaf, success. It is delicious!

Moist Coffee Loaf Cake

Can you use self rising flour .

I have made this several times — the first few came out perfectly — and then ever since there have been problems… one major problem is the batter overflowing out of the baking pan. I used a 9″ loaf pan… and instead of ‘rising’ this just drops over the side. This is too bad, because it is really quite delicious, but I cannot waste more ingredients trying to get it correct. This goes in the ‘dud’ file. thanks.

I would just like to query the amount of sugar in this recipe, it seems a lot compared with butter. I am keen to try this recipe as I bake each week for church coffee morning

Hi Pauline, the sugar quantity is correct, however, if you don’t have such a sweet tooth, I would suggest you reduce the amount down to around 190 – 200 g. Hope that helps!

I have bake this loaf 3 times and it doesn’t rise at all. I have followed step by step the recipe snd not success. Obviously, baking is not my thing….

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