Coffee Torte

CreatorGhostStalker_88 Prep Time: None Difficulty: Medium
Serving: 6-8 regular cake slices. Cooktime: None  



  • Cake:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. instant coffee
  • Coffee or Mocha Icing:
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of butter or margarine
  • 1 2/3 cups of icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. strong hot coffee
  • 1 tsp. vanilla or rum extract



Read instructions thoroughly, first!

Note: Do not grease or spray pans.


Beat egg yolks with 1/2 of sugar until lemon coloured and thick.

Add boiling water mixed with instant coffee and beat again.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites and remaining sugar.

Beat both mixtures together and add dry ingredients.

Mix well.

Bake at 350 degrees F. in 2 (8 inch) ungreased cake pans for 15 to 20 minutes.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans.

Ice with icing.


Coffee or Mocha Icing:

Beat butter.

Add sugar and cocoa slowly; adding more icing sugar if needed.

Add salt and coffee.

Add extract; beat well.

Let stand until cooled.



A lovely icing covered coffee cake which is nice and light. Even for those who don't like coffee (like me) might love this family favorite!