Irish Coffee Cake Recipe

Best coffee cake recipes

Coffee cake is a classic afternoon treat and has many incarnations. Try our recipes from coffee and walnut cupcakes to Irish coffee cake and an easy traybake

Looking for coffee cake recipes? Want the best coffee and walnut cake or coffee-flavoured cupcakes? Try our recipes below and then check out our chocolate cake recipes and carrot cake recipes.


Coffee cake recipes

Coffee cake

Classic coffee cake is one of our all-time favourite afternoon treats. In this recipe, we’ve given it a modern twist to include deliciously crunchy pecan brittle.

Coffee Cake Recipe with Pecan Brittle

Chocolate loaf cake

Check out this chocolate espresso loaf for a coffee cake with a twist. Rich, fudgy sponge is infused with espresso, topped with creamy ganache and a sprinkle of chilli flakes.

Coffee and walnut cake

The combination of coffee and walnut is a classic but the addition of chunks of dark chocolate adds another layer of flavour to this beautiful cake, which is ready in just one hour.

Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe with Chocolate

Irish coffee cake

How do you improve on a classic coffee cake? Get inspired by the Irish, with a splash of whiskey and Guinness, and top with pillowy coffee-flavoured cream.

Irish Coffee Cake Recipe

Coffee cake with cappuccino buttercream

Try our super easy coffee slab cake – it’s nut-free and comes with a creamy cappuccino buttercream. This simple yet moreish bake is perfect for parties, birthdays or just family gatherings.

Coffee Cake Recipe With Cappuccino Buttercream

Vietnamese coffee loaf cake

This rich, creamy cake is inspired by classic Vietnamese iced coffee. Coffee is baked into the sponge, used as a soak and included in the glaze. The sweet Russian buttercream coating, which is made from condensed milk, complements the coffee flavour perfectly.

Vietnamese coffee loaf cake

Coffee and cream fridge cake

Wow your guests with this indulgent fridge cake, spiked with coffee liqueur and espresso powder, and topped with chocolate-covered coffee beans.

Easy Fridge Cake Recipe with Coffee

Coffee loaf cake with mocha fudge frosting

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, making it a real treat.

Coffee Loaf Cake Recipe with Chocolate Coffee Frosting

Chocolate, coffee and almond cake with amaretto cream

Looking to take your chocolate cake up a notch? Check out this Italian inspired almond cake with a hint of coffee. Topped with velvety amaretto cream, this cake is pure indulgence.

Chocolate Amaretto Almond Cake Recipe

Coffee and walnut cupcakes

Coffee and walnut cake is a teatime favourite, and we’ve given it a modern makeover here by turning it into cupcakes. Pipe the icing sky-high for maximum cake drama.

Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes Recipe

Coffee and walnut swiss roll

A swiss roll is always fun to make and this grown-up version of the classic recipe is delicious with its coffee, walnut and creamy mascarpone filling.

Coffee Swiss Roll Recipe