Don’t Drink Your Next Cup of Vietnamese Coffee—Eat It Instead

April 29, 2020

Maybe it’s the need to feel a constant buzz, or perhaps it’s that fascination with its literal bittersweet nature—whatever the case, coffee in the country has managed to nurture its herd of devoted disciples. As a treat to the perpetually wired, we’ve come up with a Vietnamese coffee-inspired cake.

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Taking its cues from the staple Vietnamese drink, the cake packs that familiar coffee bite with a sticky bath of condensed milk. For the willing, it’s a treat guaranteed to put you on both a sugar rush and caffeine high.

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Vietnamese Coffee Cake

Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes | Yield: 10 slices


  • 2/3 cup yogurt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Combine the vegetable oil, sugar, and coffee in a big bowl. Whisk until the sugar and coffee are dissolved.
  3. Add yogurt and continue whisking for 1 minute.
  4. Mix in the vanilla extract, eggs, and lemon zest.
  5. Gradually add the flour until it’s incorporated in the mixture. Be careful not to over-mix.
  6. Grease a loaf pan with oil and dust it with flour.
  7. Add the batter inside the greased tin pan and place in the oven.
  8. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in a wire rack and add holes to the cake using a barbeque stick. Set aside.
  10. In a saucepan, add the condensed milk and salt to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  11. Take the condensed milk mixture and drizzle it—or slather it generously—over the cake.
  12. Cut into slices and devour.
3 comments in this post SHOW

3 responses to “Don’t Drink Your Next Cup of Vietnamese Coffee—Eat It Instead”

  1. Theo Manila says:

    The question is, when are you going to make Banana Bread?!

  2. Volts Sanchez says:

    That looks so much like a giant version of the Chocolate-Walnut Cruller at Country Style Donuts #ImNotSophisticated

  3. Jason Patric Antonio says:

    where can i get self rising flour? TT_TT

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