Saturday, July 21, 2012

Making Mini Coffee Cakes

Yesterday, my husband suggested that I should bake a coffee cake after I asked him to give me some ideas of cakes that I could make on Friday. I found lots of wonderful coffee butter cake recipes in the internet but most of the recipes required walnuts, pecans, sour cream and yoghurt as part of the ingredients and I didn't have all those in my kitchen.

In the end, to save my time, I decided to make a simple butter cake and incorporate instant coffee powder to flavour it. I adapted the Pandan Marble Butter Cake's recipe I baked the other day to make my version of simple coffee cake. I omitted the pandan juice from the recipe and replaced it with coffee mix. It worked!

Mini marble coffee butter cakes.

Mini Coffee Cakes

  • 4 Eggs
  • 100gr Sugar
  • 100gr Unsalted butter, melted
  • 100gr Cake flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp Condensed milk
  • 1 tsp Ovalette/emulsifier
  • 1 small pack of 2 in 1 Coffee mix (about 25gr-30gr)
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Lukewarm water

  1. Beat eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla essence, ovalette and condensed milk by using high-speed electric mixer until the mixture is pale, fluffy and double in volume.
  2. Slowly drizzle the melted butter onto the cake batter and keep on whisking it by using slow-speed electric mixer until everything is just well combined.
  3. Dilute the coffee mix and cocoa powder with lukewarm water. Set aside.
  4. Divide the mixture into two equal portions. Add the coffee and cocoa powder mixture into one portion and mix well by using rubber spatula.
  5. Pour the white and chocolate/coffee cake batters alternately into a square baking pan already lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake the cake at 150-160 degree Celsius in a preheated oven for about 45 minutes.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the baking pan for about 5 minutes.
  8. Cut the cake to mini squares when it is completely cooled.

A mini  marble coffee cake square. 
Perfect for breakfast or tea time.

My husband and I think that this version of coffee cakes were not disappointing at all. In fact, they tasted great, had soft texture and would make great companions for a cup of hot coffee, Milo or tea. The cakes' coffee aroma was so strong yet it's not bitter when eaten. However, I think these mini coffee cakes may not be suitable for kids' consumption as they contain caffeine.

** Get the printable version of this recipe HERE.


  1. I love the look of these mini cakes. Very nice! Worth saving the recipe!

  2. I love the swirls! I need to try my hand at making swirly cakes. Good job! It looks delicious :-)


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