2 September 2013

Irish Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Glass

Perfect for breakfast ;) It’s guaranteed to brighten up your day, but I wouldn't drive to work after a couple of slices!


  • 150g sugar
  • 150g butter or margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • Prune jam (you can use strawberry if you can't find prune)
  • 50(ish...) ml of rum

  1. Mix the sugar with butter and whisk until you get a very fluffy and pale creamy texture.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a mug with a fork and then add them gradually to the mixture with 1 spoonful of flour each time.
  3. Add baking powder to the mixture and fold it in gently.
  4. Dissolve the coffee in boiling water and add to the mixture still folding. Pour into a cake tin lined with baking paper and bake for 30 minuted at 160 degrees.
  5. Once it's ready, take it out of the oven and set it aside to cool.


  • 225g icing sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp hot water

  1. Mix the butter and the icing sugar until light and fluffy. 
  2. Dissolve the coffee in boiling water and add it to the butter and icing sugar. Be careful not to add too much liquid as the icing will become too runny.
  3. Once the cake has cooled, slice it into two halves and using a teaspoon sprinkle the rum equally over the two halves.
  4. On the bottom half, spread a thin layer of prune jam.
  5. Place the top half on top of the bottom one and cover the whole cake with icing.
Cinnamon Glass:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

  1. Prepare an oven tray lined with grease-proof paper.
  2. Mix the sugar with cinnamon and place it in a frying pan.
  3. Put the pan on medium heat and leave it until all the butter melts. Do not stir it no matter how tempted you may be, because it will clump up.
  4. Once the sugar is melted, pour it out onto the baking tray evenly to create a large, thin sheet.
  5. Leave it to cool for a few minuted and once it's completely hardened, whack it with a blunt object to break it up into pieces.
  6. Use these pieces to decorate your cake. Go wild! :)

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