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Crosby Coffee Cappuccino Cake

May 20, 2020

Coffee and cake, the perfect afternoon treat. Why not put them together and create cake magic!

I added Crosby Coffee Ten 86 blend to the original recipe giving it a Crosby Coffee twist. One of our house blends, Ten 86 is a strong balanced blend consisting of caramel, fudge notes and a smooth chocolate note running through it.

coffee cappuccino cake
I made a small cafetière with 15g of coffee and 300g of water, brewing for 4 1/2
minutes. Alternatively you can use a Moka pot using 20g of coffee with roughly
200g of water.

To incorporate the coffee into the recipe, I reduced the water in the first stage to 80g and used 170g of coffee giving the cake a subtle coffee kick. I kept the remaining coffee and added it to the frosting, flavouring to taste. I added more icing sugar to maintain the correct consistency.

If you’d like to try the recipe and make the perfect cappuccino to accompany with it, pick up your back here!!

coffee cake recipe


  • butter 200g
  • golden caster sugar 200g
  • muscovado sugar 200g
  • self-raising flour 250g
  • crosby coffee
  • baking powder a pinch
  • eggs 2
  • soured cream 125g


  • icing sugar 250g
  • butter 125g, at room temperature
  • crosby coffee
  • cocoa powder for dusting


coffee cake


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.

  • STEP 2

    To make the cake, put the butter, sugars and 80ml water in a pan, and heat gently until the butter has melted, then add 170ml of crosby coffee

  • STEP 3

    Take off the heat and stir in the flour, baking powder, eggs and soured cream.

  • STEP 4

    Mix to a smooth batter.

  • STEP 5

    Pour into a lined 20 x 30cm cake tin (leave some baking paper overhanging to help lift the cake out, once done) and bake for 25-30 minutes, until a skewer comes out cleanly.

  • STEP 6

    Cool, then lift out.

  • STEP 7

    To make the icing, gradually beat the icing sugar into the butter, along with the coffee.

  • STEP 8

    Spread all over the cake then dust with cocoa powder.

The full original recipe can be found at

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