cappuccino coffee loaf


So Winter made a second appearance (with a vengeance) in Ireland on the first day of Spring. So typically Irish.

We are completely snowed in and the country is in shutdown!Β  So what to do when you have a “snow day” BAKE of course, and this Cappuccino Coffee Loaf is the perfect bake for a snow day. As well as being super delicious it is SO easy to put together.

If you love a cappuccino is much as me then you are in for a treat. This has all those delicious coffee flavours in a cake and the cappuccino cream topping is amazing. You will have a very hard time not reaching for a second slice.


plain cappuccino coffee loaf


I used some very yummy coffee liqueur that I picked up on holidays to “spike” the cake with an extra coffee hit. Now you don’t have to do this, you could use coffee extract if you have it or just leave it out.


coffee liqueur


cappuccino coffee loaf


cappuccino coffee loaf slices


This moist coffee loaf cake is just perfect with your morning or afternoon coffee!

Don’t worry if you want to leave off the amazing coffee cream frosting it will be just as scrumptious. This cakes freezes great so I always make two and shove one in the freezer.Β  Let it defrost at room temp and frost it then!


cappuccino coffee loaf
5 from 4 votes


I love any kind of coffee but Cappuccino is my favorite coffee drink and this very easy RECIPE for a CAPPUCCINO LOAF WITH WHIPPED COFFEE CREAM has all the delicious flavors of a cappuccino P.S. the coffee cream is SO delicious!!!!!!!!!
Course Cake
Cuisine American, european
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 9 -10 slices
Calories 195 kcal
Author Karyn Ryan - Irish Baking Adventures


  • 175 g soft butter
  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 6 tbsp. cream single or double - what ever you have in your fridge
  • 2 tbsp. instant coffee
  • 1 tsp coffee extract/liqueur
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 75 g light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs


  • 250 ML double cream
  • 2 heaped tbsp. of brown sugar
  • Β½ to 1 tsp coffee extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/375f and line a (2lb) loaf tin and line with baking paper.
  2. Heat the cream and coffee & coffee extract in a small pot over a low heat until warm and everything has mixed together. Leave to one side to cool
  3. In a large bowl, using electric mixer, cream the butter with the two sugars together for 2 minutes, until pale and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then add your cooled coffee cream
  5. Fold in the flour and mix gently till you have a nice smooth batter & pour batter into prepared tin
  6. Bake for 50 -60minutes, until a skewer or a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.
  8. Whilst cake is cooling make the yummy frosting
  9. Whip all the frosting ingredients together until fluffy, thick & creamy. ( try to resist licking the beaters or you won't stop lol)
  10. Spread on the cooled loaf and dust with cocoa powder
  11. Keep any remainders in the fridge (because your using fresh cream)





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  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan March 26, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    This is definitely a coffee lover’s dream loaf. Love the flavor of coffee all along. I am sure the loaf would taste amazing without the frosting but I would not be skipping that.

    • Karyn March 30, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      You said it Sandhya.. if you love coffee then this is the cake for you

  • Linda Nortje March 26, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    This Cappucino Coffee loaf looks and sounds so decadent ! I would definitely use a coffee liqueur and will have to bake two loaves with my lot !

    • Karyn March 30, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks Linda! If you happen to have any type of coffee liqueur then it is definitely worth adding it

  • Claudia Lamascolo March 26, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    What a wonderful cake to serve guests for EASTER! and the family I love it looks so good I must make this soon! Thanks for posting this

    • Karyn March 30, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks Claudia.. it would make the perfect easy Easter Cake

  • Priya Srinivasan March 26, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, that is one gorgeous loaf! I m a coffee-lover, would love this loaf anytime of the day!!! The texture is amazing and that frosting on top is OMG!!!!

    • Karyn March 30, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      I promise you Priya.. this frosting is amazing.. very addictive

  • Karyl Henry March 26, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    My goodness, this looks absolutely fabulous! I don’t usually do cappucinos, but I would certainly eat it in this bread. Pinning this one for sure

    • Karyn March 30, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks Karyl.. glad you liked it πŸ˜‰

  • Carlee March 26, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Yum! That looks so good and I am so over winter as well. I think the coffee liquor is a perfect way to step it up a notch, but I have a couple of bottles of coffee extract so I should probably go that route. I can’t wait to make this!

    • Karyn March 30, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      Carlee.. Coffee extract will do the job just as well

  • Gloria March 27, 2018 at 1:25 am

    I am a coffee lover so this looks delicious. Perfect with my afternoon latte….but I would even eat this for breakfast.

    • Karyn March 30, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      A woman like my self Gloria. I have had a few slices for breakfast on occassion

  • Veena Azmanov March 27, 2018 at 6:52 am

    I can almost smell the coffee. I love such tea time treats that are easy and simple yet impressive to put together. Saving this for later. Sounds Yum.

    • Karyn March 30, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks Veena.. If you love coffee likes me, then this is the cake for you

  • Reesa Lewandowski March 29, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    The top of your loaf kind of reminds me of tiramisu. I have never seen this type of liquour before, I need to try this!

    • Karyn March 30, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you Reesa.. It really brings out the coffee flavour

  • Marisa Franca June 17, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    I love, love, love my coffee and then to add it to a delicious bread is absolute heaven. I can imagine enjoying this in the morning or in the afternoon with my coffee. I do like coffee liqueur – it must really kick up the coffee flavor in the loaf. YUMMY! Must try it.


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