Coffee mornings are perfect for this delicious cappuccino cake. This delicious treat is sure to impress your taste buds and your guests. With its rich coffee flavor and juicy, delicate texture, it’s the perfect complement to your morning cup of coffee. And the best part? It’s incredibly quick and easy to make, taking less than an hour from start to finish. Whether you’re hosting brunch or just treating yourself to a sweet treat, this cappuccino cake is a must-try. Get ready to delight your senses and satisfy your coffee cravings!
- 250g softened butter, plus some butter for greasing
- 280g self-raising flour
- 250g golden powdered sugar
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 150 ml cup of natural yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder, plus some for dusting
- 100 ml strong coffee (we prepared it with 2 tbsp coffee granules)
- 140g powdered sugar, sifted
- 350g mascarpone or soft cheese
- a few chocolate-covered coffee beans
Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.
Grease a 20 x 30 cm baking or roasting tin and line it with baking paper.
To make the sponge cake, beat the butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, yogurt, vanilla, cocoa and half the coffee in a large bowl with an electric whisk until there are no lumps.
Pour the dough into the mold.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and risen and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Drizzle some of the remaining coffee over the cake.
Let the cake cool in the tin.
Stir the powdered sugar into the mascarpone.
Spread the mascarpone icing over the cooled cake.
Dust the cake with a little cocoa.
Sprinkle the coffee beans over the cake.
Equipment and tools
- mixing bowls
- Electric mixer
- 20cm/8 inch round cake tin
- baking paper
- Cake tester or skewer
- Cooling rack
This cappuccino cake recipe contains the following allergens:
- Dairy products – butter, yogurt, powdered sugar, mascarpone or soft cheese
Storage and leftovers
Store the cappuccino cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Alternatively, you can store it in the fridge for up to 5 days. To freeze, wrap cake tightly in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Leftover cake can be enjoyed cold or gently reheated in the microwave or oven for a few seconds to restore its freshness.
The health benefits of cappuccino cake
Enjoying a delicious piece of cappuccino cake not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also offers numerous health benefits. This delicious treat combines the rich flavors of coffee and chocolate to provide a delicious treat for any coffee lover. Let’s explore the health benefits that make cappuccino cake a guilt-free treat.
1. Increases energy
Coffee is known for its ability to improve concentration and increase energy levels. With 100 ml of strong coffee in the cappuccino cake, each piece provides a natural caffeine kick. The caffeine contained in coffee stimulates the central nervous system, increases mental alertness and reduces fatigue.
2. Source of antioxidants
Both cocoa powder and coffee contain large amounts of antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight harmful free radicals in the body, protect against oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Eating cappuccino cake regularly can contribute to your overall antioxidant intake.
3. Supports digestive health
Natural yogurt is a key ingredient in this recipe and offers significant benefits to your digestive system. Yogurt contains probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that promote a healthy gut. Probiotics aid digestion and improve nutrient absorption, resulting in a better functioning digestive system.
4. Good source of calcium
Mascarpone or soft cheese is not only incredibly creamy but also provides a rich source of calcium. Calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth. Eating cappuccino cake can be a delicious way to boost your calcium intake and support bone health.
5. Mood-enhancing effect
Coffee is widely known for its mood-boosting properties. The caffeine and other compounds found in coffee can stimulate the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, which help improve mood and overall happiness. Enjoying a slice of cappuccino cake can provide a delicious pick-me-up.