This recipe puts the coffee back in the coffee cake

This cake will add a kick to your coffee break. Enlarge photo

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This cake will add a kick to your coffee break.

Adding coffee to coffee cake is a simple way to take something great and make it even better.

Because if you think conventional coffee cakes pair well with your favorite cup of java, wait until you try a coffee cake spiked with coffee. Still not enough jolt for you? Head to the grocer's coffee aisle and grab a jar of instant espresso powder, then substitute that for the instant coffee.