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How To Make Coffee Cake? Our Guide here!

Coffee Cake: the thing that will make your morning extra special. It is a fancy name for a sweet treat that is extremely simple to make.

It is an easy homemade cake that is great to be eaten as a breakfast or snack. The recipe is very easy and takes a very short time.

A coffee cake is a sweet, usually yeast-raised and baked dessert that includes flour, sugar, eggs, butter and baking powder, and has a dense, moist texture. However, the only thing that makes coffee cake different from the average cake is its use of coffee.

Coffee cake is a delightful way to use coffee as a dessert. It’s often made as a single-serving cake with a single cup of coffee, or a full two-layer cake that can be served at any time.

Today I’m going to show you on how to make coffee cake, and both are easy and delicious. 

Ingredients needed

Coffee cake is a classic American dessert that most of us have at least tried. It’s a simple treat where a sweet cake is topped with a cinnamon streusel and then covered with a thick layer of frosting, and sometimes topped with a few chocolate chips.

The main ingredient is a simple one, and most of us have it in our pantry at home:

1. Flour

2. Sugar

3. Baking Powder

4. Salt

5. Milk

6. butter

7. Eggs

8. Vanilla

9. Coffee grounds


You most likely have all the ingredients to make this cake in your kitchen now! There are a few steps, but they all come together with minimal effort. 

1. Preheat Oven to 350°F 

2. Grease a large baking pan.

3. Sift flour, sugar, baking soda, and cinnamon.

4. In a separate bowl beat butter, sugar, vanilla and coffee powder.

5. Add eggs and mix, slowly adding dry ingredients.

6. Add buttermilk and combine.

7. Add blueberries and mix.

8. Add batter to pan and bake for 45 minutes.

9. Then serve!

How do you keep coffee cake moist?

Cake is a very delicate and highly perishable product, and it will quickly become dry and lose its sweetness if it’s not kept moist. If you don’t have a cake dome or airtight container, you can cover the cake with a piece of parchment paper and then wrap it in aluminum foil.

This protects the cake from drying out while preventing the foil from touching the cake. You can also place a layer of parchment paper over a cake dome to keep it moist.”

The best way to keep cake moist is to cut the cake into slices that are, well, about the same size. If this is too difficult to do, you’re better off buying a cake that is already sliced and storing it in the freezer until needed.

Or, if you don’t want to go the frozen route, try to keep the cake in the freezer for about an hour before you plan to serve it to get the cake to a room temperature temperature and ensure it will stay moist.

What goes with coffee cake ?

Coffee cake is a very traditional dessert that is enjoyed around the world and is usually served for breakfast. It’s a light bread filled with a mixture of fruit and spices that can be eaten plain, or with cream and jam or honey as a dessert.

For those who like coffee, the taste of coffee cake is one thing you cannot live without. Perhaps we also do not realize that because of the presence of coffee cake, we can also reduce our cholesterol level, improve our blood circulation and maintain a good metabolism.

They are easy to prepare, and are full of flavor. You can find a coffee cake in almost every bakery around. They are usually made with a thin layer of cake batter, and steamed on top of a cookie sheet. 

Here are some foods which you can enjoy this coffee cake:

  • Chicken.
  • Pasta.
  • Pork.
  • Ground Beef.
  • Brussels Sprouts.

Some coffee cakes have a crumb topping as well. There are many different types such as:

1. Coffee cakes with chocolate chips.

2. Coffee cakes with nuts.

3. Coffee cakes with berries.

4. Coffee cakes with marshmallows.

5. Coffee cakes with marshmallows.

6. Coffee cakes with chocolate syrup.

7. Coffee cakes with pecans.

How long does homemade coffee cake last?

The shelf life of baked goods is important to know when planning for events, but because of the risks of spoilage, many people choose to serve the same-day baked goods, which are often eaten the same night they are cooked.

If you’re not sure how long your coffee cake would last, you could always recheck it every so often, or you could refrigerate it after you’ve removed it from the oven to store it for longer.

Freshly baked coffee cake will keep well for about 1 week in the fridge when properly stored; when refrigerating, cover with foil or plastic wrap to prevent cake from drying out.

Tips for Baking Success

Baking is a very satisfying and rewarding hobby, but many people find that they don’t know where to start.

They may be intimidated by the whole process, or they may just have difficulty following recipes and following directions.

Sometimes we try something new and they turn out great, other times they turn out bad and add to our frustration after our first attempt. Baking is no different.

Here are some tips for baking success:

1. Understand what your ingredients do, if you know what they are, you will know how they affect the end product.

2. Know the basics of baking, i.e. flour, eggs, sugar, and yeast.

3. For best results, follow a recipe to a T, then modify as you see fit.

4. Don’t over mix, a few lumps are fine.

5. Make sure to mix ingredients until incorporated.

6. Read through the recipe before you start.

Lucy Harper

Lucy Harper

Lucy Harper is the founder and owner of our coffee content site. With a lifelong passion for coffee, Lucy has dedicated herself to sharing her knowledge and expertise with others. Her goal is to help coffee lovers of all levels to explore the world of coffee and discover the joy of the perfect cup. When she's not writing about coffee, Lucy can often be found in her kitchen experimenting with new brewing techniques and coffee recipes.