Coffee Loaf Cake [VIDEO]

by Nata
coffee loaf cake

My morning weakness is coffee. Not just a cup of coffee but a freshly roasted coffee beans aroma that is so luring. Nothing warms my feelings more than a cup of intense expresso. Definitely, the balance won’t be perfect if not paired with a delicious, buttery piece of Coffee Loaf Cake

I know that most ‘Coffee Cakes’ usually do not contain any coffee, and the name says that this cake is just served with coffee. We have on our blog a perfect recipe for delicious and moist Coffee Cake Muffins – try them too. But today, I crave something real coffee, so now you can enjoy with me this decadent cake infused with aromatic coffee. 

coffee loaf cakeIt is simply fabulous and finger-licking, especially for coffee lovers. No one would better understand these feelings than a real gourmand. The aroma while baking this cake is unbelievable. It throws me back to memories of when my mom used to bake me cakes and spoil me. 

This fluffy and spongy coffee cake topped with caramel sauce will surprise your family or guests nicely. You may think it is a very caloric cake – it is! But its moist texture and flavorous taste will enchant you.

coffee loaf cakeRich and creamy, instantly melting in your mouth – are also some words that will perfectly describe this delicious coffee loaf cake. You can top and decorate this cake with anything you have at home or make a simple caramel sauce with a bit of coffee – just like me. Serve it next to a cup of coffee and let the world wait for you. A moment of relaxation and savoriness to spoil yourself nicely.

I love this coffee loaf cake as you can make it in advance, freeze it, and have a delicious treat ready when guests come over.

How do you keep Coffee Loaf Cake moist?

coffee loaf cakeThere are some key ingredients that really bring moisture to your cake:

  • sour cream; 
  • brown sugar; 
  • bananas.

Today I opt for bananas. It was only a matter of time before I tried to combine two of my favorite ingredients – bananas and coffee. Actually, I just infused my banana bread with some aromatic espresso – and believe me, the result is unreal! 

Ingredients for Coffee Loaf Cake:

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Below I will leave you the list of ingredients for the heavenly coffee loaf cake:

✔️Banana 2 – overripe, mashed

✔️Eggs 2

✔️Instant coffee 1 tbsp

✔️Espresso 2 tbsp 

✔️Maple syrup  3/4 cup

✔️Vanilla 1 bean

✔️Melted butter 1/4 cup

✔️Almond flour/ 3/4 cup

✔️All-purpose flour 1 3/4 cup

✔️Baking powder 2 tsp

✔️Cinnamon powder 1 tbsp

✔️Pinch of salt

*butter for greasing the baking pan

How to make Coffee Caramel Sauce?

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If you a fan of coffee, you will appreciate this homemade coffee caramel sauce recipe. It is the most deliciously decadent, luxuriously smooth, and thicker caramel sauce I have ever tried. Coffee and caramel – a perfect match!

This homemade coffee caramel sauce is pretty easy and quick to make. You will need the following ingredients:

  • Brown sugar 1 cup
  • Espresso coffee
  • Butter  1/2 cup
  • Pinch of salt

coffee loaf cakeYou will need a saucepan with a heavy bottom to make the coffee caramel. Pour sugar into a saucepan and melt it slowly over medium-low heat without adding water. Stir it constantly with a wooden spoon (or rubber one) until it starts clumping together. At this point, stir in espresso (about three tablespoons of strong coffee). Continue mixing, as it can burn very quickly. Once the sugar melts completely, you will see it bubbling and a deep amber color – stir in the butter cubes. Keep mixing until the butter has melted. Add a pinch of salt at the end and ​​cook until it turns into a deep brown caramel sauce. It will take you about 3-5 minutes.

coffee loaf cakeSwitch off the stove and leave the caramel to cool for 5-10 minutes. Then pour it over the cake or transfer to an airtight container and store it for later.

Store the caramel in the refrigerator for up to a month. Remember, once cooled, the caramel will thicken up considerably.

How to make Coffee Loaf Cake?

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Fluffy, sweet, moist, and coffee – everything you want from your coffee cake or banana bread! Crave both of them at once?! It can’t be easier – combine them! To keep it healthier, this cake is made with all-purpose flour, almond flour, and pure maple syrup.  

coffee loaf cake

Preheat the oven to 350°F.  In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas. Crack the eggs and mix them with mashed banana. Gradually mix in instant coffee, espresso, maple syrup, and seeds of vanilla bean. Melt the butter, and combine it to the mixture.

Combine sifted all-purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, and salt in a separate mixing bowl.

coffee loaf cakeAdd gradually dry flour mixture to the wet one and whisk until combined.  

Grease a silicone loaf pan with butter. Pour cake batter into loaf pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Allow the coffee loaf cake to cool for a while before drizzling it with coffee caramel. Enjoy next to a cup of aromatic coffee!

coffee loaf cake

Can you freeze Coffee Loaf Cake?

Definetly! Before you send it to the freezer, ensure you cool it completely. Also, I will advise you not to drizzle it with caramel if freezing. Wrap the cake tightly with plastic wrap, then transfer it into a freezer bag. 

Thaw the cake at room temperature. Once you are ready to  serve the cake, warm it in the oven or the microwave. 

coffee loaf cake

coffee loaf cake

Coffee Loaf Cake

Nata
Nothing warms my feelings more than a cup of intense espresso. Definitely, the balance won't be perfect if not paired with a delicious, buttery piece of coffee loaf cake.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, World
Servings 8 slices
Calories 449 kcal

Equipment

  • loaf pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 banana overripe
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp Espresso
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • pinch of salt
  • butter for greasing the baking pan

Coffee Caramel Sauce:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup Espresso or 3 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas. Crack the eggs and mix them with mashed banana. Gradually mix in instant coffee, espresso, maple syrup, and seeds of vanilla bean. Melt the butter, and combine it to the mixture.
  • Combine sifted all-purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, and salt in a separate mixing bowl.
  • Add gradually dry flour mixture to the wet one and whisk until combined.
  • Grease a silicone loaf pan with butter. Pour cake batter into loaf pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Allow the coffee loaf cake to cool for a while before drizzling it with coffee caramel.

 Coffee Caramel Sauce:

  • Pour sugar into a saucepan and melt it slowly over medium-low heat without adding water. Stir it constantly with a wooden spoon (or rubber one) until it starts clumping together. At this point, stir in espresso (about three tablespoons of strong coffee). Continue mixing, as it can burn very quickly. Once the sugar melts completely, you will see it bubbling and a deep amber color - stir in the butter cubes. Keep mixing until the butter has melted. Add a pinch of salt at the end and ​​cook until it turns into a deep brown caramel sauce. It will take you about 3-5 minutes.
  • Switch off the stove and leave the caramel to cool for 5-10 minutes. Then pour it over the cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 449kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 4gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 342mgFiber: 2gSugar: 49gVitamin A: 613IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 1mg
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2 comments

{firstName}Kathy McClanahan December 26, 2023 - 9:15 pm

My Husband will Love this 💞💞

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Cookie January 11, 2024 - 9:22 am

Thanks! I hope he will enjoy it!

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