Coffee Cake

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Coffee cake is a delightful dessert that pairs perfectly with your favorite cup of coffee. This version skips the traditional tomato sauce (yes, coffee cake without tomatoes!) and focuses on rich flavors and a tender crumb. We’ve layered it with a coffee-infused cream and topped it with fresh berries for an elegant twist. Let’s dive into the details!

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Coffee Cake

Calories per Serving: 314.00 kcal
Servings: 10
Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Macronutrients (per serving):

Carbohydrates: 9.00 g
Protein: 6.00 g
Fat: 56.00 g

Ingredients (for 10 servings):

For the Cake:

  • 5 eggs
  • 3.5 teaspoons ground coffee
  • 200 g (7.05 oz) fresh berries (any kind)
  • 300 g (10.58 oz) sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 0.5 tablespoon unsalted butter

For the Cream:

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup milk
  • 125 g (4.41 oz) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 egg yolks

Cooking Instructions:

Prepare the Coffee Infusion:

In a coffee pot, combine ground coffee with 1.5 cups of water.

Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Let it steep for 3–5 minutes, then strain.

Reserve half a cup of the coffee infusion and mix it with sugar until fully dissolved. Save the rest for the cream.

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Separate the Eggs:

Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

While continuing to beat, gradually pour in the hot coffee infusion.

Add the egg yolks, flour, and mix thoroughly.

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Bake the Cake:

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).

Grease a baking dish with butter and line it with parchment paper.

Pour the prepared batter into the dish and bake for 35 minutes.

Let the cake cool, then slice it into 3 layers.

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Coffee Cake

Make the Coffee Cream:

Mix powdered sugar with egg yolks until smooth.

In a saucepan, combine the reserved coffee infusion, milk, and sugar. Heat gently while stirring.

Strain the mixture and return it to the saucepan.

Add cornstarch (dissolved in 2 tablespoons of milk) and sugar. Let it cool.

Spread the cooled coffee cream between the cake layers.

Stack the layers and decorate with fresh berries.

Chill the cake in the refrigerator before serving.

Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

Handy Tip

Feel free to experiment with other coffee cake variations: try adding chopped nuts, cocoa powder, or a hint of cinnamon to the batter.

Coffee Cake

By the Way

You can also prepare the coffee cake using classic yeast-based dough, but this version is quicker and equally delicious.

Coffee Cake

Enjoy your delightful coffee cake! ☕🍰🍓

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