Cappuccino sponge cakes

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Cappucino cakes
Cappucino cakes
  • Makes: 6

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    (plus 15 mins cooling time)
  • Total time:

    (plus 15 mins cooling time)
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe Make yourself a cuppa and tuck into one of these wickedly delicious, coffee-flavoured cakes, topped with whipped cream


  • 2tbsp coffee granules
  • 125g (4oz) butter, softened
  • 150g (5oz) soft light brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 175g (6oz) self-raising flour
  • 4tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½tsp bicarbonateof soda
To serve:
  • 200ml (7fl oz) double cream
  • 1-2tbsp icing sugar
  • 6 dariole tins, buttered and floured, and based-lined with Bakewell paper

These can be served just warm as puds.


  1. Set the oven to gas mark 4 or 180°C. Put the coffee granules in a small bowl and add 6tbsp boiling water. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then sift in the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda. Add the coffee and mix until smooth.
  2. Divide the mixture between the tins, put them on a baking tray and bake for 25-30 mins until risen and just firm. Cool in the tins for 15 mins, then turn them out on to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. To serve: Whip the cream with the icing sugar until softly holding its shape. Spoon cream on to each cake and dust with cocoa.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 547(kcal)
  • Fat 37.0g
  • Saturates 22.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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