Cowboy Coffee Cake

During the winter months my Finland heritage prevails because I find myself drinking coffee all day long. Some times I have a little left in the pot and wonder what could I do with this? Well I have found the perfect way to use this precious substance in a fun and tasty way and that is by making coffee frosting!



1 cup (2 sticks butter) – room temperature

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup rice flour

1 cup sugar

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

½ teaspoon salt

Coffee Frosting

4 ounces cream cheese – softened

4 tablespoons butter – room temperature

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/3 cup brewed coffee – cold

½ teaspoon coffee grounds for garnishing


Preheat oven to 350F.

Cake – Grease and flour a loaf pan and set aside.

Using a mixer (I used my Kitchen Aid stand mixer) beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add vanilla and salt. With mixer on low, gradually add in the flours. Mix until combined careful not over mix.

Add mixture to prepared loaf pan and bake for 35 minutes.

Remove from oven, let cool and remove from loaf pan.

Coffee Frosting – Beat butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add the vanilla and slowly add in the powdered sugar. When well combined add in the cold coffee and mix until combined. Pour mixture over cake and garnish with coffee grounds.



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