Coffee Crunch Cake Recipe

This Coffee Crunch Cake Recipe is a fresh take on a classic San Francisco treat.

| October 2013

  • "Vintage Cakes," by Julie Richardson, offers recipes from the smallest cupcake to the grandest chiffon.
    Cover Courtesy Ten Speed Press
  • This Coffee Crunch Cake Recipe is updated take on a classic dessert, featuring ground coffee beans in the filling.
    Photo Courtesy Ten Speed Press

Vintage Cakes (Ten Speed Press, 2013) — Julie Richardson's newest collection of dessert treasures — offers readers enough cupcake, flips, rolls, layers, and chiffon cake recipes to please any crowd. From the chapter “Flips and Rolls,” this Coffee Crunch Cake Recipe is a new take on a San Francisco classic. Enjoy this spiral cake with friends and family.

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More from Vintage Cakes:
Chocolate Chiffon Cake Recipe
Lemon Almond Cake Recipe
Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

Coffee Crunch Cake Recipe

I have taken liberties here with the famous Coffee Crunch Cake Recipe from Blum’s Bakery in San Francisco. Ernest Weil, the original baker of this delicious cake, developed the recipe in the 1940s. I have turned this classic from a lemon layer cake filled with coffee cream into a chiffon roll, and altered the coffee crunch topping with the addition of finely ground coffee beans. The cake is a cinch to make, so long as you pay attention while you are making the topping, which requires a candy thermometer.

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