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Spanish Coffee Cake

Spanish Coffee Cake

This Spanish Coffee Cake is the perfect slightly sweet cake with a nutty streusel crumb topping.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 slices
Calories: 841kcal


  • Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
  • Spring form pan


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup buttermilk or substitute 1 cup milk plus 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 large egg room temp
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda


  • Spray your springform pan with a non-stick baking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cayenne, and cinnamon.
  • Add the oil, mix to combine.
  • Take 1/4 flour mixture in place in a separate bowl.
  • Add walnuts to that bowl.
  • Using your hands mix to combine. This makes the strudel nut mixxture.
  • Set to the side.
  • Add the baking powder and baking soda to the larger flour mixture, stir to combine.
  • Now add the buttermilk and egg to the larger flour mixture and mix to combine.
  • Pour your batter into the springform pan.
  • Top with the streusel nut mixture.
  • Cover your pan with foil.
  • Make a foil sling by rolling up a piece of foil like a bandanna.
  • Place the trivet inside your Instant Pot.
  • Add 2 cups of water to your Instant Pot.
  • Place your foil sling inside the Instant pot.
  • Place your springform pan on top of the sling.
  • Close your lid and the steam valve.
  • Press manual for 35 minutes.
  • Allow to naturally release the steam.
  • Place on a cooling rack until cooled.
  • Garnish with caramel drizzle, whip Cream and mint.


You can bake this Spanish Coffee Cake in the oven if you do not have an Instant Pot.  You will want to bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.  After 40 minutes use a toothpick to insert in the middle to check for doneness. 


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 841kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 447IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 4mg