In keeping with our coffee theme, Michelle Smith of MaineBelle has joined us today to share her recipe for Chocolate Coffee Cake. Chocolate plus coffee plus cake? That's our all-time favorite combination! We can't wait to hear this one!
Sometimes you need a good chocolate cake. And sometimes you need coffee. Enter chocolate coffee cake. Rather than your standard coffee cake, with the cinnamon-streusel topping that is a pleasure to enjoy with a steaming cup of coffee in the morning, it’s sometimes best to cut to the chase and put the coffee right in the cake.
This is not a cake for the morning and I would not recommend having a cup of coffee with this unless you need a real energy boost. This cake is best enjoyed with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and a steaming cup of herbal tea or, if you are feeling decadent, a hearty glass of port. Though enjoyed best warm out of the oven, I found this cake lasts at room temperature for several days.
- 10 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 2/3 cups turbinado sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1.5 cups all purpose flour
- ¾ cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1.5 cups strong brewed coffee (dark roast), cooled to room temperature
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter a 9x9 pan and sprinkle with flour.
Beat the butter and sugar until well combined. Slowly beat in the eggs, vanilla extract and sea salt.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder. Incorporate into butter mixture; add the coffee and gently mix until just combined and all the lumps are gone.
Pour into pan and bake for about 40 minutes until a fork in the center comes out clean. Cool almost completely before serving. Enjoy on its own or with a bit of whipped cream and your warming drink of choice!
That sounds perfect, Michelle! So mouthwatering! You had better believe that we'll be trying this out, too! Readers, if you would like to give this recipe a try, stop into Sunflower for ingredients. We carry every ingredient mentioned, so your shopping will be easy!
Health & happiness,