101RECIPES: Torta sveglia al caffè (coffee wake up cake)

A coffee cake to wake you up with its energy and its magical taste. In fact this recipe is based on the famous Torta Magica, or Magic Cake, with which famous chefs and confectioners have enjoyed great success in competitions with its goodness: set the alarm clock and enjoy its flavour!

Torta Sveglia


  • 250 ml (= 5 cups) of coffee 
  • 250 ml of milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 180 g of sugar
  • 120 g of butter
  • 120 g of flour
  • 8 g of baking powder (half a sachet)
  • Icing sugar to decorate


The first step in preparing your Torta Sveglia is, as always, the coffee, which you can leave to cool while you prepare the rest of this exquisite interpretation of the Coffee Torta Magica.
Take 2 bowls and break the eggs, separating the egg whites from the yolks; place the yolks in one of the two bowls and the egg whites in the other, whipping the latter with an electric whisk; but not completely…
Add the sugar to the bowl with the egg yolks and, again using the electric whisk, whip them into a lovely frothy cream.
Heat the butter until it melts (it should be warm, not hot).
Also warm the milk.
Preheat the oven to 150° (static).
Now in the bowl with the egg yolks beaten with the sugar, add the butter and the flour a little at a time, continuing to mix with the whisk. When everything is essentially mixed together, add the milk, the coffee and incorporate the previously whipped egg whites. Mix again with the whisk until all the ingredients are combined.
Now you can pour the mixture of this magical Torta Sveglia into a round cake tin lined with baking paper: place in the oven and bake for around one hour and twenty minutes.
After 80 minutes of baking, perform the toothpick test in the centre to check if it is cooked through. When it is ready, take it out of the oven and allow to cool. Place your Coffee Torta Sveglia on a serving plate. Alternatively you can decorate the cake with a light dusting of icing sugar or serve it as it is, in all its natural beauty and goodness.
The 101CAFFE’ magic cake is ready: Waaaaaake up!



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