Thursday, April 7, 2022

Coffee Coffeecake and a Book Review #NationalCoffeecakeDay

 This literal coffee cake is flavored with fresh brewed coffee, instant coffee powder, and coffee extract making it a true Coffee Coffee Cake.

Coffee Coffee Cake

The Festive Foodies are celebrating National Coffee Cake Day.........
Jolene of Jolene's Recipe Journal invited us to join her in celebrating by sharing a recipe with our readers.  Let's see what everyone baked up..........

  • Blueberry Coffee Cake by Art of Natural Living
  • Berry Topped Coffee Cake by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
  • Cake Mix Coffee Cake by Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
  • Caramel Apple Crumb Cake by The Redhead Baker
  • Carrot Coffee Cake with Brown Butter Glaze by An Affair from the Heart
  • Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake by That Recipe
  • Bakery Style Coffee Cake Muffins by Jen Around the World
  • Coffee Coffeecake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Double Butter Crumb Cake by Palatable Pastime
  • Sour Cherry Coffee Cake by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

  • Coffee Coffee Cake

    I donated my cake to the Parish Fish Fry and, based on the fact that there was nary a slice left, I think it was a hit.

    My Evil Mother

    The weather has finally started warming up again and I have been taking my walks outside instead of on the treadmill.  I downloaded an audible short story and listened as I strode.  This short story was free to Kindle Unlimited members.  

    It is a cute story mother/daughter relationships.  The story is told by the daughter who laments that her mother is not only evil, but single, strict and a witch.  Literally....she's a witch just like my Coffee Cake is literally a Coffee Cake.

    Being raised by a single mother in the 1950's is hard enough but when that mother is a witch....well, you can only imagine the whispers of crazy that flew around the school and neighborhood.  

    Coffee Cake pin

    Most of the novel was set in the kitchen where the mom was always whipping up recipes, both of food and potions, to share with the neighbors.  Since I came home and whipped up this cake to share with my community I thought it was worth sharing the book with you as well.  Stop by Foodies Read and see what others are reading this month. 

    Desserts, Cake, Coffee Cake, Coffee, Snacks, Coffee
    Yield: 12 servings
    Author: A Day in the Life on the Farm
    Coffee Coffee Cake

    Coffee Coffee Cake

    This literal coffee cake is flavored with fresh brewed coffee, instant coffee powder, and coffee extract making it a true Coffee Coffee Cake.
    Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 1 Hour


    • 3 c. flour
    • 1 1/2 t. baking powder
    • 1 t. salt
    • 1/2 t. baking soda
    • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
    • 1 c. sugar
    • 3/4 c. packed brown sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 3/4 c. hot coffee
    • 2 T. instant coffee granules
    • 1 t. coffee extract
    • 1 1/4 c. buttermilk
    • Powdered sugar for sprinkling


    1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
    2. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter with both sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
    3. Dissolve the instant coffee in the hot coffee then combine with the buttermilk and coffee extract.
    4. Alternately add the flour mixture and coffee mixture to the butter mixture starting and ending with the flour mixture and mixing just until combined.
    5. Pour into a bundt pan that has been liberally treated with baking spray. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for about 45 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the cake removes cleanly.
    6. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes before turning out and allowing to cool completely. Sprinkkle with powdered sugar and serve.


    Adapted from a recipe found at Cuisine at Home, Issue #140

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    1. Love that you went for actual coffee in your coffee cake! And thank you for the book recommendation, adding it to my list!

    2. I love the idea of putting coffee IN the coffee cake! Genius!

    3. You had me at coffee! I need to find my bundt pan!

    4. I'm not sure I've ever had a coffee cake with coffee in it... Make sense though! Great recipe!


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