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Putting the coffee back in the coffeecake

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  • Instant coffee perks up this rich, no-yeast coffee cake.

    Instant coffee perks up this rich, no-yeast coffee cake.
    Associated Press

By Alison Ladman
For Associated Press

Adding coffee to coffee cake is a simple way to take something great and make it even better.

Because if you think conventional coffee cakes pair well with your favorite cup of java, wait until you try a coffee cake spiked with coffee. Still not enough jolt for you? Head to the grocer's coffee aisle and grab a jar of instant espresso powder, then substitute that for the instant coffee.

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