Irish Coffee Layer Cake

Recipe c/o Waitrose

Irish Coffee Layer Cake: Classic Afternoon Tea Recipe. Hello friends. So are you looking for a yummy cake recipe? Fancy making this: Irish coffee layer cake? How tasty! Love a slice of cake here, especially coffee flavoured.

Table Of Contents:

  • Firstly, Irish Coffee Layer Cake Ingredients.
  • Secondly, Irish Coffee Layer Cake Method.
  • Thirdly, Other Recipe Ideas.
Irish Coffee Layer Cake

How To Make An Irish Coffee Layer Cake:

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes

Serves: Makes 12 slices


  • 225g butter, softened
  • 225g golden caster sugar
  • 4 medium Duchy Originals from Waitrose Organic British Free Range Eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 225g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 2 tbsp Irish whiskey

For The Icing:

  • 25g butter, softened
  • 250g tub Galbani Mascarpone
  • 175g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tbsp Irish whiskey
  • Waitrose Coffee Beans Coated in Milk, Dark and White Chocolate
Irish Coffee Layer Cake: Classic Afternoon Tea Recipe

Irish Coffee Layer Cake:


Firstly, preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Butter and base-line 2x20cm sandwich tins with baking paper. Beat the butter with the sugar until pale and light. Beat in the eggs a little at a time.

Mix the coffee with 2 tbsp boiling water. Fold the sifted flour into the cake mixture followed by the coffee and whiskey. Spoon into the prepared tins and level the surface. Bake for 30 minutes until well-risen and firm to touch. Rest in the tins for a couple of minutes then turn onto wire racks to cool completely.

For the icing, beat the butter with 25g of the mascarpone then beat in the icing sugar, reserving 2 tbsp to decorate, until very pale and light. Mix the coffee granules with a teaspoon of boiling water and then beat into the icing. Gradually beat in the whiskey. Sandwich the cakes together with the buttercream.

Beat the remaining mascarpone with the reserved icing sugar and spread over the top of the cake. Decorate with the chocolate coffee beans.

Cook’s Tip:

This cake gets better after a couple of days as the flavours develop. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Irish Coffee Layer Cake: Classic Afternoon Tea Recipe

Irish Coffee Layer Cake: Classic Afternoon Tea Recipe *Recipe c/o Waitrose. So what do you think? Do you also fancy trying a slice or two?

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Irish Coffee Layer Cake

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  1. kerry norris
    20 October 2016 / 20:23

    I do love drinking an Irish coffee so I'm sure I'd enjoy this 🙂 x

  2. Anonymous
    19 October 2016 / 17:09

    I could just eat a slice of this!

  3. Kara Guppy
    18 October 2016 / 13:24

    I am seriously hungry now after reading this

  4. Natalia
    18 October 2016 / 11:03

    I love the coffee taste in desserts… and my mom too! I will show her the recipe! haha x

  5. Jayne SMABL
    18 October 2016 / 10:14

    Now that is one serious cake Claire! It looks amazing.Loving your photos as always, they are beautiful 🙂 x

  6. Fiona
    18 October 2016 / 10:12

    This looks delicious, I love how you've decorated the top. Your photography is stunning by the way 🙂 x

    • 23 October 2016 / 17:49

      Thanks for stopping by Fiona, this is a guest post 🙂

  7. beautyqueenuk
    18 October 2016 / 09:47

    I love the sound of this cake, now I am wanting cake!

  8. Ayesha Farhad
    18 October 2016 / 09:25

    Oh my! This cake looks delicious! Perfect for these autumnal days when you just want to snuggle up on the couch and binge eat all day!

  9. Joanna Victoria -x
    17 October 2016 / 21:18

    This cake looks delicous i do love a good coffee cake.

  10. Mellissa Williams
    17 October 2016 / 20:20

    That cake looks absolutely amazing. I do love a good coffee cake.

    • 18 October 2016 / 08:50

      Thanks for the comment Mellissa. I love coffee cake too…

  11. Annie
    17 October 2016 / 17:19

    Ooooo, looks so beautiful and yum! Definitely my kind of cake! Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  12. ana de jesus
    17 October 2016 / 15:43

    The Irish know how to do their coffee and they are great at baking so what is not to love. I like the sound of this coffee layer cake yum !

  13. Jessica Powell
    17 October 2016 / 11:30

    I really shouldn't read posts about cake before dinner… now all I want is cake! 🙂 Seriously, this looks amazing!

    • 18 October 2016 / 08:38

      Hehe, I agree 🙂 Thanks for stopping by..