Cakes, Cooking

Coffee Cream Cake

Can’t go to the coffee shop? Why not make something yummy while you’re stuck indoors? Try this Coffee Cream Cake recipe*.  

The Cake


  • 200g plain flour & 2.5 tsp baking powder (or 210g self raising flour)
  • 9 tsp coffee powder/granules
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 220g soft margarine or butter
  • 220g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 0.125 tsp salt


  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing spoon
  • Kitchen scale
  • Hand beater (or Mix master)
  • Cake tin (2 x 20cm. diameter or 1 20cm high wall)
  • Cooling rack


  • Preheat your oven to 160 Celsius (320 Fahrenheit)
  • Grease cake tin(s)
  • Place all ingredients into your mixing bowl
  • Mix ingredients thoroughly until smooth
  • Pour mix into the tin
  • Place in oven for 30-40 mins (Use a skewer to see if its ready. Push into the cake and pull it out. If the cake is ready the skewer will come out clean)
  • Remove from oven and place on a cake rack
  • Allow to cool a little (about 10 minutes) and remove from the tin
  • When cooled (cut cake into 2 layers if you’ve used a single tin) add the cream.

Coffee Cream icing


  • 400g of icing sugar
  • 200g soften bitter
  • 0.25 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 tsp instant coffee powder/granules
  • 4 tsp boiling water
  • Crushed walnuts to decorate the top if desired


  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons (teaspoon)
  • Mixing spoon


  • Sieve icing into a bowl
  • Add water, coffee, vanilla & softened butter
  • Mix well until smooth
  • Add cream to bottom layer
  • Pop top layer on spread cream across the surface
  • Spread cream around the sides if you wish
  • Decorate with crushed walnuts if you wish

* This recipe is lifted from:

Christmas, Planning

Things to do in May

Not sure what to do in May? Give these ideas a go:

  • Take advantage of the off-Christmas season to go through your craft supplies.
  • Throw out/donate any unwanted items and determine what items you need to replace or purchase
  • Think about future craft projects you may wish to try
  • Review ideas in your Christmas books and magazines
  • Check out local craft suppliers. You can often pick up cheap Christmas items this time of year.