Moist One-Bowl Coffee Cake: A Weekend Delight

Moist One-Bowl Coffee Cake: A Weekend Delight

Savor the subtle coffee flavor of this moist coffee cake, a simple one-bowl creation that’s perfect for any baking enthusiast. Quick and easy to make, this cake is incredibly moist and irresistibly flavorful, making it the perfect weekend treat. Designed to stay fresh out of the fridge, it promises a delicious taste experience from Friday through Shabbat, without leaving a crumb behind.


Why you'll love this recipe:This coffee cake combines the rich aroma of coffee with the comforting sweetness of cake, while maintaining an incredibly moist texture. Its easy preparation (one bowl is all it takes) ensures minimal cleanup and maximum enjoyment. The addition of boiling water enhances the flavors of the chocolate and coffee, enhancing the overall richness of the cake.

Perfect opportunity:This cake is a perfect choice for Shabbat, weekend gatherings, or as a casual dessert for family dinners. It is also great for sharing at community events or simply as a treat to enjoy with a cup of coffee on a relaxing weekend.

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Decorating Tips:For a simple yet elegant presentation, dust the cake with powdered sugar or drizzle it with coffee glaze. Garnish it with chocolate shavings or coffee beans for added visual appeal and a touch of flavor. Serving it on a decorative cake stand can also enhance its presentation.


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups (300 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (200 g) canola oil
  • ¼ cup (60 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (240 ml) boiling water mixed with 6 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • 2 cups (280 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder


1. Preheat the oven:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Butter the cake tin of your choice (a 20 cm round, a 25×25 cm square or a large cake tin).

2. Mix the ingredients:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add canola oil and continue whisking to thicken.
  • Sift the cocoa powder and mix well with a whisk.
  • Stir in the coffee mixture and vanilla, making sure everything is well combined.
  • Gradually add the flour and baking powder, mixing until well combined to avoid overworking the dough.

3. Bake the cake:

  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs. If necessary, bake for a few more minutes to achieve the perfect texture.

4. Serve and enjoy:

  • Let the cake cool slightly before cutting. Serve as is or decorate with your choice of decorations for added sweetness and style.

Appreciate This simple yet delicious coffee cake is a perfect addition to your weekend coffee break, providing a moist and flavorful treat that is sure to disappear by the end of the weekend.

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