Pat Jacque's Coffee Cake

Looking for a delicious coffee cake recipe? Try out our delicious coffee cake recipe made with a blend of coffee and cinnamon, this cake is sure to be popular.

Pat Jacque's Coffee Cake


  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup plain unsweetened yoghurt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 1-2 shot espresso coffee, to taste (or 4 Tbsp hot water with 2 Tbsp instant coffee dissolved in hot water)
  • 2 cups Edmonds Standard Flour
  • 2 tsp Edmonds Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Edmonds Baking Soda
  • Pinch salt
  • Icing sugar

Icing Ingredients

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 25g soft butter
  • 1 shot espresso coffee, or 2 Tbsp hot water and 1Tbsp instant coffee
  • A little hot water to mix
  • Walnuts for garnish


Pat's coffee cake is a delicious reason to stop by the Sweet Painted Lady Café outside Matamata and have a slice of great cake!


  1. Beat the sugar and eggs well.
  2. Add the yoghurt, oil, vanilla and coffee gradually
  3. Fold in the sifted dry ingredients gently
  4. Bake in a greased 21cm tin (175ºC in a classic bake oven for 50 mins, or 155ºC for 60-70 min 155ºC on fan  bake). Remove as soon as a skewer comes clean and the cake springs back in the centre.
  5. Prepare the icing by combining all ingredients
  6. Spread the icing on top of the cake, and sprinkle fresh walnuts around the edge.

Add your review


Absolutely amazing, have made this cake 3 times and everyone has loved it with not a crumb to spare