Spiced cake base goes very well with the bitterness of coffee. Enjoy this truly special cake straight out of a hot oven. You’ll love the crispiness of the crumble and beautiful aroma of coffee. A very sophisticated coffee cake.

Ingredients (21cm cake tin):

250g plain flour
150g sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
150g cold butter, cubed
1 large egg
½ cup milk

Coffee mixture:
– 1 tablespoon strong ground coffee
– 1 tablespoon sugar
– 2 tablespoons hot water

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C. Line a cake tin with baking paper.
  2. In a food processor, mix flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon. Add cold butter and pulse until the mixture becomes fine crumble. Alternatively mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and rub in cold butter with your fingertips to make crumble.
  3. Set aside ¼ of the crumble mixture. Add an egg and milk to rest of the crumble mixture and process until well combined.
  4. Make strong plunger coffee. Measure 2 tablespoons of coffee and add sugar. Let cool.
  5. Pour the cake mixture in the tin and level the top. Drizzle cooled coffee and swirl a little.
  6. Top with the reserved crumble mixture.
  7. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
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