A simple vanilla cake with swirls of coffee topped off with cinnamon sugar. An excellent tea time treat.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.

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  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Use and electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar in a separate large bowl until light and fluffy. One at a time, beat the eggs into the butter mixture. Beat in 1/2 of the flour mixture, the milk, and the remaining flour. Mix well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.

  • Transfer about 1/3 of the batter to a small bowl. Dissolve the instant coffee granules in 2 tablespoons of boiling water. Stir the coffee liquid into the small bowl of batter.

  • Spoon 1/2 of the vanilla batter into the prepared baking pan, top with the coffee batter. Spoon the remaining vanilla batter over the coffee layer. Use a butter knife to gently swirl the batters together.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes. Dust cooled cake with cinnamon sugar.

Nutrition Facts

315.5 calories; 5 g protein; 44.1 g carbohydrates; 78.2 mg cholesterol; 373.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
I made this during a family party and everyone loved it! But I changed instead of the coffee on the top i add a cup of coffee to the rest of the batter. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
I made this during a family party and everyone loved it! But I changed instead of the coffee on the top i add a cup of coffee to the rest of the batter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
I made this during a family party and everyone loved it! But I changed instead of the coffee on the top i add a cup of coffee to the rest of the batter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2011
Good recipe. I followed it exactly and thought it was really flavorful. I topped mine with a coffee glaze which really made it full of coffee flavor! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2013
This went very well! I did not use instant coffee and I made this in a bundt pan. After 35 minutes I used a mixture of coffee cinnamon nutmeg ground cloves melted butter milk and confectioners sugar and poured it over the top. It took another 25 minutes to finish baking. After I flipped it I sifted the same cinnamon/nutmeg/cloves/sugar mixture over the top of the cake. The bottom had caramelized. It was moist just the right amount of sweetness and had a perfect flavor. Will definitely be making again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2020
3.27.20 ... I overbaked this so it was a bit dry, but it was a hit with the co-habitators around here. Those 2T water for the coffee seemed a bit much; really thinned the batter. I like cinnamon & coffee, but not so much together; hence, no cinnamon-sugar on top. It's lightly sweet. 'Think a glaze would be nice, but E said that would make it too sweet. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2018
Good light flavor. I followed the recipe as written and was happy with the results. Read More
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