Espresso Pound Cake

Every time I see cake recipes with coffee as one of the ingredient , I usually jot it down right away . Yeah , I'm sort of addicted to coffee heh! I don't know if you can see some gooey thingie in the sliced cake ? It's the white chocolate , dulce de leche & coffee mixture that I'm going to use as a topping , supposedly as a topping to a 3 layer bars that I'm planning to make . As I added too much milk , the mixture's too runny to be use as a topping so I just added that into this cake . The result is really interesting , it added another texture and flavor to the otherwise plain cake .

Recipe from Williams-Sonoma Cake Book

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 T finely ground dark roast coffee beans ( I used 1 1/2 T instant espresso )
1 lemon zest ( omitted this )
140 grams unsalted butter at room temp ( I used 115 grams , a combination of salted & unsalted )
1 cup sugar ( about 2/3 cup )
2 large eggs at room temp
1/3 cup buttermilk at room temp ( I added 1/2 tsp lemon juice to 1/3 cup milk )

* Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F . Generously butter an 8 1/2x4 1/2-inch loaf pan .
* Sift the flour , baking powder and salt . Stir in ground coffee . Add in lemon zest.
* Beat butter on medium speed until creamy , add in sugar until mixture is light and fluffy . Add eggs one at a time , beating well after each addition , reduce speed and add the dry ingredients into 3 additions alternately with the buttermilk in 2 additions , starting and ending with dry ingredients . Beat well just until combined .
* Pour batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top . Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until cake is browned and puffed .


  1. I too get pretty excited about espresso and coffee things...though what's strange is I don't drink coffee! Love the flavor though. Beautiful pound cake...I want a bite!

  2. these is so perfect topped with whipped cram and eaten with a cup of black coffee!

  3. I love to add coffee flavour into cakes too. Yours look perfect!

  4. Perfect cake...looks so moist and delicious! Send me a slice, pls!

  5. The cake has a really fine and moist crumb. Would be great to serve with some ice cream ;-))

  6. This is interesting, adding extra texture and taste into this pound cake. White chocolate, DDL and coffee...I can imagine that they must be quite delicious together.

  7. Great flavors in this one Anne! I like that the topping was actually put in the cake, I am sure that it blended well into the batter so it could be tasted in every bite instead of stuck on top. The texture shown in the picture really does win me over-delicious post!

  8. Anne, This cake is a die for!! I want!

  9. That pound cake looks so delicious and moist. Perfection!

  10. lemon zest and coffee... it must be very delicious!
    I like your blog, by the way. Happy to follow :)


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