Coffee Layer Cake

Preparation info

  • Makes


    layer cake
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

This is a coffee cake with a soft moist texture and a particularly easy-to-make fudge icing that sets firm. Use the light golden soft brown sugar in the cake mixture in preference to the Barbados type.


  • 100 g/4 oz self-raising flour
  • pinch salt


Sift the self-raising flour and salt on to a square of greaseproof paper and set aside. Cream the butter and soft brown sugar until light.

Lightly mix the eggs and coffee essence and beat into the creamed mixture a little at a time, adding some of the sifted flour along with the last few additions of egg. Using a metal spoon fold in the remaining flour. Spoon the mixture into two grease