Cappuccino cake? Challenge accepted!

I hadn’t baked in the last month, so it was time to dust off the baking equipment and get the recipe books out. The cappuccino cake in Mary Berry’s Baking Bible was a tempting afternoon treat!  And I was up for the challenge!

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50 g cocoa powder

6 tbsp boiling water

3 large eggs

50 ml milk

175 g self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

100 g butter, softened

275 g caster sugar

For the filling and topping:

300 ml double cream

1 tsp instant coffee, dissolved in 2 tsp hot water

Cocoa powder, for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/gas 4. Lightly grease both the tins and line the bases with non-stick baking parchment.
  • Put the cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl, add the boiling water and mix well until it has a paste-like consistency
  • Add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl and whisk with a hand-held electric mixer until just combined. The mixture will be a thick batter (be careful not to over whisk).
  • Divide the cake mixture between the prepared tins and gently level the surface.

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  • Bake for 25–30 minutes, until the cakes are well risen and beginning to shrink away from the side of the tin.
  • Leave to cool in the tins for a few minutes then turn out, peel off the parchment and allow to finish cooling on a wire rack.

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  • To finish the cake, whip the double cream until it just holds its shape and then stir in the dissolved coffee. Use half the cream to fill the cake and spread the remainder over the top. Gently smooth the surface with a palette knife and dust with sifted cocoa or drinking chocolate.

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Mmmm! Heavenly 🙂

Challenge complete!

Keep smiling 🙂



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10 Responses to Cappuccino cake? Challenge accepted!

  1. Looks lush. Thanks for the motivation to not give up 8n what you enjoy x

  2. Gail Easton says:

    i seem to have been possessed by a domestic goddess today, bedrooms cleaned beds changed bedding washed and dried, chocolate cake made chocolate fudge made and used some as topping for the cake bread made, floors swept spare bedding sorted and stored away, im starting to suffer for my excesses but i have fresh bread, chocolate cake and marsbar fudge to compensate for it all tomorrow lol.

  3. Mmmm! I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a long time. Maybe your post will motivate me to finally get around to it!

  4. Rachel says:

    Wow well done you, this cake looks absolutely amazing x

  5. Sarah Bailey says:

    I know some people who would absolutely adore this cake. Yours looks scrumptious as well. x

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