Coffee Hot Milk Cake with Cream Cheese and Walnuts
A perfect anytime cake infused with coffee flavour topped off with cream cheese and a generous amount of chopped walnuts. This Coffee Hot Milk Cake with Cream Cheese and Walnuts recipe is shared by home baker Javier.
Servings Prep Time
6-8person 10mins
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6-8person 10mins
Cook Time
  • 120g all-purpose floursieved
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 15g instant coffee granules
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 6.25g baking powder
  • 2g eggslarge
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 120ml full cream milk
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
Cream cheese frosting
  • 260g icing sugarsifted
  • 1/2tsp vanilla essence
  • 170g cream cheesesoftened
  • 14g unsalted butterroom temperature
  • 1tbsp milkoptional
  • 100g walnutroughly chopped
Baking tools
  • 8inch square pan
Step 1: Prepare the hot coffee
  1. In a saucepan, heat butter, milk and coffee granules on medium-low heat. Stir till all the coffee granules have dissolved and all butter has melted.
Step 2: Prepare the cake batter
  1. In a mixing bowl, add in beaten eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Beat on speed 3 till sugar dissolves.
  2. Add in flour and baking powder.
  3. Pour a ½ portion of the hot coffee milk. Beat on medium speed to dissipate the heat. Once it has cooled down slightly, pour in the remaining hot coffee milk. Beat to mix evenly and batter thickens slightly.
Step 3: Prepare to bake
  1. Preheat the oven at 160oC for at least 10 mins.
  2. Line the square pan with parchment paper.
  3. Pour the mixture into the pan. Drop the pan gently to remove the excess air bubbles.
  4. Insert into the middle tray and bake for 30 minutes. To check whether it is fully baked, insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake. If the tooth pick comes out clean, it is baked through.
  5. Remove from the oven. Let it cool down on the wire rack.
Step 4: Prepare the cream cheese frosting and frost the cake
  1. Add cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract into the stand mixer bowl. Whisk the mixture evenly.
  2. Add in icing sugar gradually in quarters/portions. Beat till sugar is well incorporated.
  3. If you prefer a more fluid consistency, add in milk gradually and whisk evenly.
  4. Spoon cheese frosting onto the cake and sprinkle generous amount of chopped walnuts.