Every coffee lover should have tasted a creamy coffee cake at least once. In the following article, we will tell you how you can bake a coffee cake yourself in a few simple steps.
The basic recipe for a coffee cake
Even if you don’t like spending long periods in the kitchen and think your talent for baking is limited, that’s no problem at all with a coffee cake. With this basic recipe, you can conjure up a tasty cake with just a few ingredients in a short amount of time:
- Ingredients for the base (alternatively, you can also buy a ready-made cake base): 3 eggs, 125g sugar, 125g flour, 3 tbsp water, and 1 tsp baking powder
- Ingredients for the cream: 150ml milk, 150ml strong coffee, 1 packet of vanilla-flavored custard powder, some cappuccino powder or cocoa powder
- Preparation of the soil:
- Mix the eggs with the water.
- Then gradually add the remaining ingredients.
- Fill the dough into a mold and let it bake for 20 minutes at 200 degrees top/bottom heat.
- Preparation of the cream:
- Mix the custard powder with the milk and coffee.
- Then spread the cream on the cake base. A cake ring can help with this.
- Place the cake in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Sprinkle cappuccino or cocoa powder over the cake before serving.
More variations for a coffee cake
If you have now got a taste for the simple coffee cake, we have some further suggestions for you that you can use to modify your cake.
- A layer cake is a real eye-catcher. Simply double or triple the base ingredients to create multiple bases.
Either you bake each base individually or you cut the baked dough into several bases at the end.
- Always alternate layers of base and cream. The top layer should be a cream layer.
- A variant that gives the coffee cake a fruity note would be if you spread each of the bases with apricot jam.
Instead of coffee cream, you can concentrate the coffee taste on the cake base.
- To do this, mix 250ml coffee, 2 cups of rum, 50g sugar, and 20g cocoa powder and soak the cake base with it. Depending on how many cake bases you have, you may need to adjust the quantities.
- You don’t add any more coffee to the cream, but leave it with milk and custard powder.
- If you’re not a fan of custard powder, there’s another option for a delicious cream.
- To do this, take 2 cups of cream, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and 2 packs of whipped cream. Beat the ingredients until stiff and then, if you wish, stir in 100ml of eggnog.