Coffee Loaf Cake Recipe with Chocolate Coffee Frosting

Coffee loaf cake with mocha fudge frosting

  • serves 8
  • Easy

If your daily coffee shop treat is always a mocha, you’ll just love this coffee cake. It has a really indulgent icing made with dark chocolate and coffee – yumm!


Try this mocha loaf cake, then check out our coffee cakecoffee and walnut cake, Irish coffee cake and Vietnamese coffee loaf cake.



  • butter 200g
  • golden caster sugar 175g
  • eggs 3
  • self-raising flour 300g
  • baking powder 1/2 tsp
  • instant coffee 1 tbsp dissolved in 3 tbsp milk


  • butter 1 tbsp
  • milk 100ml
  • instant coffee 2 tsp
  • golden caster sugar 200g
  • dark chocolate 50g, chopped


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 160C/fan140C/gas 3.

  • Step 2

    Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and creamy. Gradually beat in the eggs. Fold in the flour and baking powder followed by the milk. Spoon into a loaf tin lined with baking parchment, making sure the parchment will enclose the cake and stick up above the tin a little.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 55-60 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then on a rack.

  • Step 4

    Make the frosting by melting 1 tsp butter in a saucepan and then adding the milk, coffee and sugar and bringing the lot to the boil. Boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally so the mixture doesn’t catch.

  • Step 5

    Take off the heat, stir in the remaining butter and the chocolate, then cool a little until it starts to thicken. Pour onto the top of the cake before the mixture starts to set.