Irish Coffee Cake Recipe

Irish coffee cake

  • serves 10
  • Easy

We've ramped up a classic coffee cake with a splash of Irish whiskey and Guinness. Plus, it's topped with luxurious coffee flavoured cream for an extra decadent cake recipe

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Ingredients

  • Irish whiskey 50ml
  • strong black coffee 150ml
  • Guinness 100ml
  • unsalted butter 250g, diced, plus extra for the tin
  • cocoa powder 75g
  • golden caster sugar 300g
  • soft light brown sugar 100g
  • eggs 3 large, whisked
  • buttermilk 150ml
  • vanilla extract 1 tbsp
  • plain flour 285g
  • bicarbonate of soda 2 tsp

TOPPING

  • whipping cream 250ml
  • golden caster sugar 1 tbsp
  • strong black coffee 1 tbsp
  • cocoa powder for dusting

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter a deep 23cm cake tin, then line the base and sides with baking paper.

  • Step 2

    Pour the whisky, coffee and Guinness into a large pan. Add the butter and heat until melted but not bubbling. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cocoa and sugars. Beat in the eggs, followed by the buttermilk. Finally, add the vanilla, flour and bicarb, and beat again until smooth.

  • Step 3

    Pour the cake batter into the tin and bake on a middle shelf in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer poked into the centre comes out with sticky crumbs. Cool completely in the tin.

  • Step 4

    Put all of the topping ingredients, except for the cocoa, into a large bowl and gently whisk until just holding soft peaks. Dollop or spread over the top of the cake after removing from the tin, then dust with a little cocoa, to serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 632
  • Fat 34.5g
  • Saturates 21g
  • Carbs 66.7g
  • Sugars 43.8g
  • Fibre 2.4g
  • Protein 8.2g
  • Salt 0.7g
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