Slice of Coffee Almond Cake

Coffee Almond Cake

This intense coffee cake is paired with a creamy, sweet frosting and crunchy, toasted almonds. So basically a cake version of an almond flavored cafe latte with whipped cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Coffee Almond Cake
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Regina | Leelalicious


For the Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter or 1 cup
  • 3 tbsp instant coffee crystals
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla

For the Frosting

  • 1 tsp instant coffee crystals dissolved in 1/2 tbsp hot water
  • 1-1/2 stick butter or 3/4 cups
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbsp ground almonds optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3.5 tbsp heavy cream or more for desired consistency
  • 1 cup almond slices toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9” (or 8”) round baking pans. Whisk together sugar, flour, and salt.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add 3 tablespoons of instant coffee to 1 cup boiling of water.
  3. Add coffee mixture to the melted butter in the saucepan. Let come to a boil for about ten seconds, then turn off heat. Set aside for just a minute.
  4. Mix buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla in a separate bowl until well combined.
  5. Pour butter/coffee mixture into flour mixture. Stir mixture gently for it to cool down before adding the egg mixture.
  6. Add in the egg mixture and stir carefully until combined. Pour batter into pans. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until set.
  7. Let cake layers cool in pan for 5 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.


  1. In a stand mixer with paddle attachment combine all icing ingredients but the almond slices, then ice the cake and sprinkle top and sides with toasted almonds. Chill for an hour before serving.