Spiced Coffee Cake

Cake Couture

Cake-baker extraordinaire and creator of Cocolicious cake company, Lucinda Hamilton, shares her deliciously different recipes for the perfect afternoon tea

  • 170g golden syrup
  • 170g honey
  • 170g brown sugar
  • 350ml milk
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 125g cold unsalted butter chopped
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and place the golden syrup, honey, brown sugar and milk in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, coffee and butter in a bowl and crumb until it resembles fine breadcrumbs (can be done in the bowl of a food processor too, pulse until it resembles breadcrumbs).
  3. Pour in the golden syrup mixture and mix until all well combined. Add the egg and mix until smooth consistency. The mixture will be runnier than usual cake batter.
  4. Pour into well greased and floured cake tin and bake for 1 hour or until cooked and tested with a skewer.
  5. Cool in tin then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.

You can order a batch of Cocolicious’ special cookies, and lots of other delicious cakey treats directly from Loulou by emailing info@cocolicious.co.uk

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