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coffee pound cake
coffee pound cake


Rich and soft Coffee Pound Cake full of pure coffee aroma!
In this recipe you'll find all the tips to always get perfect pound cake texture, with moist flavorful buttery crumbs.
The batter is enriched with hot coffee and oil that keep this Coffee Pound Cake moist for days.
Topped with an irresistible coffee glaze made with pure Italian Moka coffee, it will blow your mind!
You have to try this Coffee Pound Cake if you're a coffee addicted because the coffee floavor is intense!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 53 mins
Total Time 1 hr 13 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British, European
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 299 kcal


Coffee Pound Cake

  • 110 g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter room temperature
  • 205 g (1 cup) brown sugar
  • 65 g (1/3 cup) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 285 g (2+1/3 cup) all purpose flour
  • 1+1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 10 g (2 tbsp) instant coffee powder
  • 120 g (1/2 cup) hot water

Coffee Glaze

  • 120 g (1 cup) powdered sugar
  • About 3-4 tsp coffee


Coffee Pound Cake

  • Prepare a 26cm-10inch long (2pound-1kg) pound cake pan: grease it, line the bototm with parchment paper and dust the sides with flour.
  • In a large bowl place butter, brown sugar, vegetable oil and mix with a hand/stand mixer for many minutes until become pale and very fluffy. Be patient, you should mix butter mix a lot to get a soft pound cake!
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix just until incorporated: you should mix every egg for about 60 seconds. Set aside.
  • In a medium size bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt and mix well. Set aside.
  • Prepare coffee mixing hot water with instant coffee powder and mix well to dissolve it.
  • Add the flour mix into the butter mix in three times alternating it with hot coffee: be gentle and use a spatula, not the hand mixer, to avoid overbeating and deflating the batter.
  • Place the batter into the prepared mold and smooth the top.
  • Grease a knife with butter and score a straight line in the center of pound cake: this will help your cake to crack in the middle.
  • Bake in preheated oven (no fan, upper+lower heat) at 160°C-320°F for about 53 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Slightly cool down the cake in the pan, then insert a sharp knife around the edges and moved to easily unmold pound cake.
  • Cool it down completely on a wire rack before glaze it.

Coffee Glaze

  • In a medium size bowl mix together powdered sugar and coffee until get a very thick glaze. Add the coffee little by little to avoid getting a runny glaze.
  • Glaze pound cake and wait about 20-30 minutes to set the glaze before serve it.



Store at room temperature for about 5 days.

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coffee pound cake

This recipe is very easy, but you need to follow this steps to get perfect moist crumbs that are not dry!

1-Firstable: use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to mix butter and sugar. In this phase you have ot incorporate a lot of air bubbles, so be patient and please beat a lot the butter until you get a very pale and fluffy mix.
2-The air bubbles are incorporated into the butter, so when you add the eggs, incorporate them quickly one at the time without overbeating. About 60 seconds for each egg is enough!
3-When you add flour mix use a spatula and gently fold it to the batter without using hand/stand mixer: it’s very important you don’t overmix the flour or you activate the gluten that will make gummy and hard your poundcake’s texture.

coffee pound cake

To get the classic opened up and rised in the middle perfect pound cake shape, make a cut in the center of the raw batter on the baking pan, using a knife greased with butter.

coffee pound cake

I’ve used instant coffee powder in the batter and dissolved it into hot water, because it gives a stronger coffee aroma in the cake than using Italian Moka coffee which is perfect for the Coffee Glaze.

coffee pound cake