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Coffee Angel Food Cake Recipe

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Here's an easy way to dress up a plain angel food cake mix. It tastes especially good after a heavy dinner.—Carol Brown, Clyde, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 286 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 269 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve coffee in water; add cake mix. Mix, bake and cool as directed on package.
  2. For frosting, cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Dissolve coffee in milk; add to the creamed mixture and beat until smooth.
  3. Run a knife around sides and center of tube pan. Remove cake to serving plate; frost the top and sides of cake. Garnish with almonds. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Coffee Angel Food Cake in Country Woman May/June 1996, p35

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"I doubled the coffee. No coffee flavor."

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