Coffee buns

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Serves: 12


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  • 125g self-raising flour

  • 150g icing sugar

  • 125g sugar

  • 3 tsp instant coffee

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 tbsp hot water

  • 125g butter


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Sieve and stir in the flour.
  4. Melt 2 tsp instant coffee 2 tbsp hot water and stir it in.
  5. Spoon into greased cupcake tin.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes at Gas Mark 6 / 200C
  7. For the icing: mix 2 tbsp hot water with remaining tsp of instant coffee, and then add it gradually to the icing sugar until you've achieved an easily spreadable consistency.
  8. Spread the buns with icing and quickly top them with chocolate sprinkles before the icing hardens.

Handy Hint

The icing hardens quickly, so it's best to ice and sprinkle each bun in turn.

Additional Information

  • Kids can help

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Nut Free

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  • Amapoleon 08/06/10 09:49

    Easy peasey and tasty.

  • PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot 10/07/09 15:37

    easy and yummy, perfect thanks

  • twinmam 24/05/09 20:43

    Delicious - now making these for the second time this week!

  • dreamygirl 20/05/09 21:08

    Made these for a group of friends who were coming round today and got rave reviews from everyone. Also found them very easy to make, whipped them up before the school run this morning and iced them when I got back. Genius, thanks.

  • MaDAMNEDAnt 25/10/08 19:50

    For some reason these come out really soft and delicious everytime, whereas my other fairy-cakes/buns can be a bit hit and miss. Maybe there's something in the coffee that acts as a flour improver??