Layered Coffee Cake


45 mins


25 mins


2 x 15cm cakes or 1 large cake


What you'll need

For the cake


100g butter

almond milk

¼ cup almond milk


¼ boiling water to make coffee

espresso coffee

2 tablespoon ground coffee (to add to water)


2 eggs

vanilla essence

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Lo-Fo Pantry Plain Flour

1 cup Lo-Fo Pantry Plain Flour

caster sugar

½ cup caster sugar

brown sugar

½ cup brown sugar

baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

apple cider vinegar

½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar

For the icing


150g butter, softened

icing sugar

1 ½ cups icing sugar

vanilla essence

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

almond milk

1 tablespoon almond milk

For the sauce (optional)

dark chocolate

50g dark chocolate

espresso coffee

1 tablespoon ground coffee


2 tablespoon boiling water

brown sugar

2 tablespoon brown sugar

Recommended product from Lo-Fo Pantry

Lo-Fo Pantry Plain Flour
Lo-Fo Pantry Plain Flour


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) fan forced and grease 2 x 15 cm (6 inch) cake tins, or 1 large cake tin.

Step 2

To make the cake, melt the butter in a large microwave safe bowl and prepare the ¼ cup coffee mixture by combining ¼ cup boiling water and 2 tbsp ground coffee.

Step 3

When the butter and coffee have cooled slightly, combine them in the mixing bowl along with almond milk, eggs and vanilla essence. Whisk to combine.

Step 4

Sift the Lo-Fo Pantry Plain/All Purpose Flour into the mixture, and add the sugars. Stir or beat to combine until a smooth mixture forms.

Step 5

Add the baking powder and apple cider vinegar and stir these through the cake batter.

Step 6

Pour the batter into the pans and bake the cakes in the oven for approximately 25 minutes or until the cakes pull slightly away from the sides of the tin and an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Step 7

Turn the cakes out on to a wire rack to cool.

Step 8

While the cakes are cooling, prepare the icing by creaming the softened butter, icing sugar, vanilla essence and almond milk together. Adjust the consistency as needed by adding more icing sugar or milk.

Step 9

When the cakes are completely cool, place one layer on a serving plate and top it with half the icing, spread evenly. Top this with the other cake, followed by the remaining icing.

Step 10

Before serving, prepare the sauce by melting the dark chocolate in the microwave, adding the coffee, boiling water and brown sugar and whisking until it forms a smooth sauce. Pour the sauce over the cake before or after cutting.

Recipe developed by Lindsay Fordham @thatlofolife

*Recipe approved by FODMAP Friendly to the recommended serving size as appropriate for a low FODMAP diet

Recommended product from Lo-Fo Pantry

Lo-Fo Pantry Plain Flour
Lo-Fo Pantry Plain Flour

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