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Coffee Cake Recipe

By the Lavazza Team 2–3 minutes

Coffee isn’t just for drinking; it’s a popular flavor you can regularly spot in desserts like ice cream and cakes. The nutty bitterness and delightful aroma pair well with smooth cream, and it nicely supports the fluffy texture of a cake.

For those of you who rarely express your creativity in the kitchen, making a cake from scratch might sound like a daunting task.

However, what if we were to tell you we have a quick and easy coffee cake recipe to share? It won’t take long to make, and it's even easy for beginner bakers! For experienced bakers, our recipe can be your quick go-to creation when you’re craving a tasty espresso cake or need to whip up something in a flash to serve your guests.

Are you eager to know more about this delectable bittersweet dessert? Here’s our kitchen-tested simple coffee cake recipe you can follow without a hassle.

Coffee Cake: Easy and Quick Recipe

Our easy coffee cake recipe ingredients can be found in any supermarket, but we recommend you try using our Qualità Oro for the perfect taste. The medium roast beans taste aromatic, making them the ideal dessert flavoring. Our Qualità Oro blend is best for Moka Pot brewing, so you can easily make it at home to add to your batter.

We’ve promised that this simple coffee cake recipe won’t take too long to make nor require you to be skilful to get the best results. It’ll only take a few minutes to prepare the batter, and then you can put it right into your oven. Before jumping to the recipe, here are the equipment and ingredients we use to make this café cake.


  • Mixing bowl (2)
  • Electric whisk
  • 9-inch cake pan
  • Sifter or mesh strainer


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp of powdered sugar
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • 7/16 cup of milk
  • 7/16 cup of Lavazza Qualità Oro
  • 4 tsp of baking powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and take out your mixing bowl.
  2. Crack the three eggs into the mixing bowl. Then, add the granulated sugar to the eggs. Mix the two ingredients using an electric whisk and slowly pour the milk and vegetable oil into the mixture.
  3. Sift the all-purpose flour with a mesh strainer or a sifter into another bowl for a smooth café cake texture. Then, take the electric whisk out of the batter.
  4. Gradually add the sifted flour into the wet mixture and stir until there’s no lumps in the batter. After everything is well mixed in, add the baking powder.
  5. Pour in the brewed Qualità Oro blend into the batter. Combine the ingredients and mix evenly.
  6. Prepare the pan by coating the surface with butter, then add a thin and even layer of flour. By coating the pan, your cake won’t stick, so you can take it out without ruining the shape. When it’s ready, pour in the batter into the pan.
  7. Put the cake pan into your oven and let it bake for 60 minutes.
  8. After 60 minutes, use a toothpick or a fork to check your cake. If there’s no wet batter sticking onto the fork or the toothpick, you can take it out of the oven. If there’s a trace of wet batter, let it bake for several minutes before checking again.
  9. Let your freshly baked coffee flavored cake rest and cool at room temperature for a few minutes before removing from the pan.
  10. Transfer it to a plate and serve! You can decorate the cake with powdered sugar for presentation and add sweetness to the espresso cake

Enjoy the cake!

Now that your coffee cake is done, don’t hesitate to take a slice and enjoy it while it’s warm! That first delicious bite will leave you and your guests amazed. Even if you’re not a master baker, it’s not impossible to create a tasty café cake.

Whether you’re craving something sweet in the morning or need a flavorful afternoon pick-me-up, this coffee flavored cake will deliver. With its simple mix-and-bake method this coffee cake might be your new favorite companion to your cozy coffee breaks.


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