Recipe – Mini coffee cakes (#GreatBloggersBakeOff2014)

Coffee cake is a classic British cake. We love it in this house but these mini cakes are just the perfect size. Instead of using a mini cake tin I made them from a sheet cake.

Ingredients (makes 8 mini cakes with leftover cake!)


  • 300 g butter
  • 300 g caster sugar
  • 300 g self raising flour
  • 6 medium eggs
  • 1 tbsp coffee, cooled


  • 150 g butter
  • 500 g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp coffee, cooled
  • walnut halves, for topping



  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 3/325 F/170 C. 
  • Grease and line two 26cm x 20cm baking tins with grease proof paper (it’s fine if you only have one tin too, just do it in two batches).
  • Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • And the eggs and flour bit by bit and mix until creamy.
    (If you have a stand mixer you can use the all in one method as I do).
  • Add the coffee and beat until thoroughly combined. 
  • Put half the mixture in the tin and save the rest for later, or divide the mixture between two tins.
  • Bake for 15-20 mins, or until a cocktail stick comes out clean. 
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes then place the sheet cake onto a cooling rack. Leave to cool completely.
  • If you only did the one cake, then bake the remaining mixture and leave to cool again.
  • Once cooled, using a 5.5cm (or thereabouts) circle cutter, cut 8 smaller cakes from each sheet cake – so you have 16 circular cakes altogether, 8 tops & 8 bottoms.
(I know some people use half butter to the amount of icing sugar but I like to use around a third as I find it makes a stiffer icing).
  • Cream your butter until smooth & silky.
  • Add half of the icing sugar and cream with the butter.
  • Add the rest of the icing sugar and cream again, I find around 6 minutes in total does the job.
  • Add the coffee and beat until thoroughly combined.
  • On 8 of the cakes, pipe the icing in a swirl starting from the outside in (I used a Wilton open start tip 8B).
  • Place the remaining 8 cakes on top, pressing them down gently.
  • Pipe the icing as before, on the top of these cakes.
  • Add a walnut half to the top of each cake.
  • Enjoy!

This is my entry to week 1 of the #GreatBloggersBakeOff2014, theme of cake – linking up with Mummy Mishaps.

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8 thoughts on “Recipe – Mini coffee cakes (#GreatBloggersBakeOff2014)

  1. They look delicious and very consistent. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. Sorry I was particularly slow getting over for this one. I've pinned it to my food board and a tweet will go out shortly 🙂

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