Coffee Cocoa Cake

Coffee Cocoa Cake

Coffee Cocoa Cake

I made this recipe from a fine cooking cookbook for a pre-wedding soiree. It came out really moist. They called for freshly brewed coffee but since yours truly does not drink coffee the best I could do was Nescafe’s instant coffee. It was a little on the not so sweet side but a little more icing sugar would definitely help J. It would also help if you put baking strips around the pan as the center does rise quite a bit. I will be posting the photograph soon (I left my camera at my friend’s house). Hope you enjoy it.


  • 10 tbsp soft unsalted butter
  • 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs – room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 cups of freshly made coffee cooled (i used instant nescafe)


Butter a 9 inch square pan or a 10 inch round pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper (or use a silicone pan.

Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs one at a time mixing until just incorporated. Add vanilla and salt and stir.

Sift dry ingredients together and add to the batter. Pour in the coffee. Whisk until smooth.

Bake at 350 F for about 40 min until a toothpick tested comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack .

Dust with icing sugar and serve.



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