A Cup of Coffee Cake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.


1 batch (about 3-1/2 cups mix)

Updated: Dec. 19, 2022
This mix is easy, delicious—and full of the flavors teachers need to get through their day! Instant coffee works fine as a substitute for the brewed, if you like. —Deborah Dubord, Fayette, Maine
A Cup of Coffee Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  1. Place walnuts and chocolate chips in a small plastic bag. Whisk together flour, salt and baking soda. Transfer to a 1-qt. glass jar. Layer with brown sugar and walnut mixture. Cover and store in a cool dry place up to 3 months.
  2. To prepare coffee cake: Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk egg, coffee and canola oil. Add flour and brown sugar mixture; mix until combined. Pour batter into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 374 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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