Real Coffee Cake

Not your “normal” coffee cake. This one uses coffee! Very reminiscent of the old-fashioned coffee cake “grandma” used to make…


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup very strong coffee
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (dissolve in coffee)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pound raisins
  • 1 pound currants
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour/plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Cream the butter and brown sugar together. Dissolve the baking soda in the strong coffee, and add the eggs. Mix well.
  2. Into the flour, add the cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, raisins, currants and salt. Mix well.
  3. Alternate adding the coffee/egg mix with the flour mix into the butter and sugar. Mix well after each addition until everything is added.
  4. Place batter into greased and floured loaf pans. Bake in a 350°(F) oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until done.

NOTE: If you wish to use this as a fruit cake, add candied fruits and nut meats to the batter.

Yield: 1 coffee cake

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