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Cadbury's Crunchie Coffee Cake

a crunchie, sweet, delicious take for a birthday coffee cake
Author Let's Talk Mommy


  • 1 tbsp instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 5 Cadbury's crunchie bar crushed
  • 2 twirl candy bar
  • 3 cups homemade frosting or 2 tubs of store bought dark chocolate frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F/180°C
  2. Grease two swallow round cake pans
  3. Combine coffee and boiling water in a bowl, until coffee is dissolved, set aside
  4. Beat butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy
  5. Add coffee mixture, and combined
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition
  7. Sift flour over butter mixture, mix well
  8. Add sour cream and combined
  9. Fold in crushed Cadbury's crunchie bar
  10. Pour mixture into two prepared cake pans
  11. Smooth surface with spatula
  12. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  13. Place on a wire rack and cool
  14. Place one cooled cake on a cake platter and add frosting to the top
  15. Add second layer place second cake on top of frosting
  16. Frost entire double layered cake on top and sides with dark chocolate frosting (homemade or bought)
  17. Crush three cadbury's crunchie bars leaving one just snapped in three large pieces
  18. Place two large piece on top of frosting in the center and throw crushed pieces all around it
  19. Add two twirl candy bars one snapped in half and one crush around crunchie bars

Recipe Notes

Serve with cream or ice cream. There is no art form just throw your crushed candy bars on top. You can substitute with any favorite candy bar or use buttercream frosting instead of dark chocolate.