Delicious Coffee Cake Recipe in Australia

Because your kitchen should smell divine!

Ashley Author

Words by Ashley
Updated: Doesn’t matter, coffee is forever

Are you someone who loves the coffee flavor? Give me a high-five. I can literally have any dessert enhanced with a hint of coffee to it.
The nutty, subtle smell makes me drool over a tiramisu or a tea time coffee cake any time. I can savor the flavor for days without getting a break.
This love of coffee had me try different variants of coffee cakes because apart from being a coffee lover, I love doing baking experiments. We all know baking needs precision, and when it comes to a coffee cake, it demands more so.

Before getting to the recipe, I will try to answer general queries about coffee cakes,so here we go:

Can we freeze a coffee cake?

If you’re making an unfrosted coffee cake just like a coffee loaf that my recipe is, you can easily cling wrap the cake and freeze it in an airtight container.
If you’re doing a coffee cake with frosting, see what the frosting demands. Freezing frostings such as buttercream, are not a very suitable thing to do.
Unlike, you can freeze the coffee-flavored sponge, and go for an unfrozen frosting after your cake comes to room temperature.

How many days can a coffee cake be stored in a fridge?

You can refrigerate a coffee cake in an airtight container for up to 5 days (but who leaves a cake for so long?)

Can I keep a coffee cake at room temperature?
You can keep a coffee cake at room temperature by either covering it with a foil or putting it in an airtight container to avoid drying it out.

Can I use the brewed coffee in a coffee cake?
Brewed coffee, like tiramisu, can seem like a tempting option to add to your cake batter, but that will thin out your cake batter, altering the baking results. 
Thus, it is better to go for a coffee powder that doesn’t leave grits when combined with the flour.

Can I substitute all-purpose flour with cake flour in a coffee cake recipe?
Yes, you can. In fact, you can substitute all-purpose flour with cake flour in any cake recipe by omitting the baking powder from the recipe.
The simple rule of thumb is to increase the cake flour quantity by the amount of baking powder you have reduced.
For example, if your recipe calls for 2 tsp baking powder for 200 grams of all-purpose flour, you can use 200 grams plus 2 tsp of cake flour instead.

Can I add nuts to a coffee cake?
Yes, you can. The only precaution is to thoroughly coat the nuts in flour before adding them to the final batter of the coffee cake.
The coating doesn’t make the nuts settle down in the base of the cake and spread evenly throughout the cake.

Can I use decaffeinated coffee in a coffee cake recipe?
You can use either type of coffee for baking a coffee cake. The caffeine content doesn’t affect the final result of your baked coffee cake.
Now, let’s move to our coffee cake recipe that is a tea-time coffee cake without any frosting.


Tea time Coffee cake:

Prep time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 30 minutes.



  • 2 large size eggs on room temperature
  • Half cup oil


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar


  • Preheat your oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Line a 9 inch round baking pan with a parchment paper, after greasing the center and the sides.
  • Now beat together the eggs,oil,sugar and coffee so that they yield a thick consistency(beat on high speed for 2 minutes).
  • Sift the flour along with the baking powder into two batches and gently fold the batter.
  • Make sure not to beat the batter at this step, gentle folding will do the job.
  • Put the batter in the lined pan and tap it to remove air bubbles.
  • Place the mould in the central rack of your oven and bake for thirty minutes. 
  • Check by inserting a skewer in the middle of the cake; if it comes out clean it means you’re done with the baking.
  • Take out the cake and serve with a piping hot cup of coffee. 

This one is a no-fuss coffee cake recipe that can be served as a tea-time (or coffee time) snack, or even as a part of your breakfast menu.

The recipe yields a fluffy, moist coffee cake that you can enjoy alone (if you don’t like to share your cakes) or with your friends over a get together.

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