Coffee and raisin cake

    2 hours 10 min

    This simple cake is easy to make and everyone will love it. It's flavoured with coffee, allspice, cinnamon and dotted with plump raisins.

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    Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

    • 475ml strongly brewed coffee
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 110g butter
    • 145g raisins
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 375g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm baking tin. Sieve together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. Set aside.
    2. In a large saucepan combine the coffee, sugar, butter, raisins, allspice and cinnamon. Bring to the boil, remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.
    3. Stir in flour mixture until well combined. Pour into prepared tin. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of cake comes out clean.

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    Made it healthier. 30 teaspoons of sweetener instead of sugar  -  10 Feb 2011


    Thanks for this very tasty recipe. I should have done as the recipe says and sieved the dry ingredients. I didn't and ended up with small lumps of flour, so others in a hurry, take note. Will definitely make again, properly!  -  06 Nov 2013


    I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't tried it. Rich, moist, and so light! I added an extra 1/2 cup raisins and used 3/4 c. white sugar and 3/4 c. brown sugar. Finished by sprinkling confectioner's sugar over the cooled cake. A tip to cool the coffee mixture: partially fill sink with cold water; set pan in and stir until mixture cools (which it does quickly!) I also baked the cake in a pyrex 9 x 13 pan; it was done to a "T" after 40 minutes.  -  21 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)