Delicious Instant Coffee Loaf Cake Recipe

This instant coffee loaf recipe is sweet and has a clear coffee taste without being overpowering and bitter. Best pairing with your favorite cup of joe.

We must warn you, once you make this coffee loaf, you will start making it on a regular basis. It is moist, delicious and easy to make. The best part is the coffee aroma in your house while baking it. 

best coffee Loaf Cake

Have it as your breakfast snack or afternoon dessert. This delicious coffee loaf is a great addition throughout the day. If you want to save some slices for the rest of your week, feel free to freeze some slices in individual boxes or recyclable bags and defrost or heat when wanted. 


  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup salted butter (softened)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons
  • Waka instant coffee powder (one packet dissolved in 3 tablespoons hot water)
  • 1/3 cup milk Chocolate chunks (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 325°F and grease or line with parchment a bread loaf pan.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Occasionally scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.

coffee bread recipe

3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 1 minute after each addition.

3. Mix coffee and milk in a small bowl and mix into the batter. Beat for 1 minute. The batter may look a bit curdled at this point, but that's ok.

4. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture in 2 additions, mixing just until combined. Do not over mix. If adding, mix in chocolate chunks here.

5. Add enough to personal preference-- we recommend dark chocolate! Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth the top.

 coffee bread recipe

6. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out with moist crumbs.

If the cake is browning too much while baking, cover the top loosely with aluminium foil. Remove from oven and let it cool.

Serve cake at room temperature and enjoy!

Make this cake with our best instant coffee. Get it here.

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  • Hi Lily, it is one packet of our instant coffee (or 1 tablespoon). We just updated the recipe as well! Sorry and thank you for pointing it out. :)

    Waka Coffee Staff
  • How much coffee do you mix with the 3 T of water?


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