Dutch Coffee Cake – Piglet’s “Foodie Friday” recipe challenge

Rosemary aka ClassyRose was my first “blogging buddy” from the wordpress challenge. When I made a “shout out” for some recipes ClassyRose immediately came to the rescue and emailed this recipe for “Dutch Coffee Cake”.

I was a little confused by the name as I could not find any “coffee” in the list of ingredients. However, Rose  clarified  that it’s” a cake to eat with coffee”…or in my case, being typically English, “afternoon tea”.

Dutch Coffee Cake
Who says you can't have your cake and eat it?

So “buddies” the cake is now ready to serve. Do you prefer Tea or Coffee? Rose is that one lump or two? That’s sugar not cake….

Dutch Coffee Cake

6oz butter/margarine (1 cup)
1lb 8oz self raising flour (4 cups)
12oz soft brown sugar (2cups)
1tbsp (tablespoon) cinnamon
1tsp (teaspoon) ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp salt
12oz washed raisins (2 cups)
2tbsp flour
1 pint of butter milk (2 cups)
¼ pint warm water (½ cup)
2 tsp baking soda

Rub the butter/margarine, self raising flour, soft brown sugar, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, salt together as you would pastry to form a crumb mixture.
*Set aside about 3oz of crumb mixture.

Coat raisins with flour and add to crumb mixture

Mix milk, warm water and baking soda and add to crumb mixture

Line a 9 x 11 inch baking dish or tray with baking/greaseproof paper and spoon mixture into dish.

* Sprinkle crumb mixture over the top.

Bake at 375F for approx 55 minutes (I put a skewer into the centre of the cake to test it was cooked)

The cake turned out far larger than I expected, as we use mugs not cups, so I hope all my blogging buddies will help me eat some of this delicious cake.

Mr. Piglet watched proceedings with interest (he has given up asking why?) while I took loads of photos. He was especially curious to know who was going to eat all the cake as I’m meant to be on a diet! I better freeze half of it for another day.

Thank you ClassyRose. The cake is absolutely delicious!

You may also like to try my favourite “Carrot Cake” https://pigletinportugal.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/yummy-carrot-cake-mmm/
For those new to my blog my weekly recipe challenge started as I was stuck in a “culinary rut” . One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to research and cook one new recipe each week; photograph the results, both successes and failures, and post to my blog.

Please don’t forget folks, if you have a recipe you would like me to try and share drop me an email.


24 thoughts on “Dutch Coffee Cake – Piglet’s “Foodie Friday” recipe challenge

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  1. I love this idea! I have Food as my blog topic for Mondays and sitting here trying to think of what to discuss tomorrow and drawing a blank – read your post and what a fantastic idea! Thanks a ton…you saved me much time!
    Debbie 🙂


    1. I must drop in for coffee and see what’s on the menu!

      hmm Foodie Friday, Savoury sunday and now Munching or Munchie Monday! Nice one 🙂 I have added you to my Twitter friends. 🙂 or Twits as Papa Jo refers to them as 🙂


  2. I love this! 🙂

    I have a recipe for you to try. I don’t know if you like or eat tofu, but this recipe could easily be adapted to be done with chicken or beef pieces instead. Having made it myself, I can vouch for the fact that is is extremely delicious! You will love it too. Here is the recipe:

    Easy Five Ingredient Stir-Fry!

    With only five ingredients, this dish is simple and easy to prepare. It is delicious on its own or over pasta or rice!


    1 large onion
    2 16-ounce regular-sized packages of tofu
    Garlic cloves (vary amount to taste)
    Tamari (soy sauce)
    Olive oil


    Remove tofu from packages and rinse with cold water.
    Cube tofu, then set aside.
    Peel and chop onion, set aside.
    Peel and chop garlic cloves, set aside.

    In a skillet, heat some olive oil and put in the tofu, onion, and garlic. Pour in some Tamari to your taste, then stir-fry until the liquid has evaporated and the ingredients are well incorporated and cooked through. Taste to check. Turn off heat and serve.


  3. Hi Pip,
    I apologize for going off topic for a moment here.
    To answer you’re question, I made a special post explaining about Pumpkin Pie Spice. If you get a free minute, you’re welcome to come check it out.


    1. Hi EC thanks for the tip, will drop by at take a look. Did you give me the recipe for Pork with Cranberries and Orange? I am trying to find the person who gave me this as I want to post it next week. 🙂


  4. Looks delicious Piglet. But I like the picture of the mug best of all. Captures the Piglet that I see in my mind’s eye every day. 🙂

    Think I’m going to go out and buy some coffee cake!

    – Papa Joe


  5. I’d like a slice of that tastey looking coffee cake. Yummy!
    I bet it smells wonderful too. 🙂
    ~applause to Rose for sharing the recipe with you & applause to you for making it and sharing here~ 😉


  6. Having coffee cake with afternoon coffee, 3pm, is one of our family traditions. It never occured to me that someone would think the recipe included coffee. Thanks for the S.M.I.L.E!
    My first blogging buddy from the wordpress post challenged me to cook with out using a recipe. It is my post today!


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