Classic buttery pound cake is transformed into a coffee-lover’s dream! This gorgeous espresso pound cake hits the spot with a fresh brew of coffee.
Hypothetical question: If a certain cake has coffee in it + is preferably served with coffee, does that make it breakfast material?
I’m leaning towards yes, just cause its ticking all the boxes in my mind, guys.
The coffee freak in me is going a little haywire today, because this is ESPRESSO pound cake in the house. Automatic obsession of any lover of the coffees.
Where’s all my coffee people at??? I brought y’all the best way to have a pound cake ever. Period.
Pound cakes are a rare species of cake in my mind. They’re so simple, nostalgic, classic, and all that good stuff. They don’t need fancy glazes to be good, they’re just SO cozy and amazing all on their own.
This espresso pound cake captures all the essence of that AND throws espresso into the cake party. Brewed espresso in both the batter + brushed on top of the cake warm outta the oven gives it an incredible coffee flavor, yet still lets the buttery, soft goodness that is pound cake shine through.
A quick dusting of powdered sugar + brewing up a cozy cup ‘o coffee is all that’s left to do before you get cozy with this cake.
When the simple cake things in life speak for themselves……ahhhhhhh! It’s always a good day in cake land.
Even better a day if you start it off with aforementioned cake. We’ve established that breakfast is a GO.
Espresso Pound Cake
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup coconut sugar (brown sugar)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup brewed espresso, divided
- 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Powdered sugar for topping
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9-in loaf pan with tin foil and lightly grease and flour. Set aside
- In a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until completely smooth and creamy. Beat in vanilla and and eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in 1/4 cup espresso, flour, baking powder, and salt until smooth.
- Spread batter into prepared pan and smooth top. Bake pound cake at 350F 55-60 minutes or until toothpick tests done. Brush warm cake with remaining 1/4 cup brewed espresso.
- Let cake cool in pan 20 minutes then invert onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Dust top of cake with powdered sugar then slice and enjoy!
Its looks are so delicious. I want this ESPRESSO pound cake in my house.
I love the dense crumb and subtle espresso flavor. I used dried cherries, pecans and cinnamon. My wife and I are fans of pound cakes so this was a hit. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing this with us!
Coffee In Blog says
omg i love it already. im a coffee freak as well xD def gonna make it and eat the hell out of it xD hahaha
Himmani tseko says
Absolutely perfect guide to make sandwich cake. I tried cooking by using your article and it was really tasty. I child loved this. But, I was quite confused in some places. It would be better if you can make videos too.
Looking so yummy. I wish I could taste them.
Axon Clarke says
I’ve never tried these before but mark my word they look Yummy!
So yummmmyyyy cake, I want to eat it now.. I will follow you recipe and will make this cake
Sounds like I need to try this, Thanks Sarah!
Delicious! I used instant coffee (didn’t have espresso on hand), reduced the amount of sugar and used salted butter (and did not add salt). It was delicious hot straight out of the oven!
The crust was nice and crisp while it was moist and well baked throughout.
So happy to hear you loved this cake, Myra! 🙂
India Flowers says
Wow! What a delicious cake this looks, will try to make one with your instructions. Thanks for sharing.
Kevin Walters says
Wow! just what i was looking for. Cant get better than this. Just gonna try it right away and just hope it turns out just as you instructed.
This is the best espresso pound cake i have seen in years. Lovely post, thanks for sharing.
Nice recipe. Please share more with us.
Vedant Roshan says
Yummy! What a delicious cake this looks, will try to make one with your instructions. Thanks for sharing.