easy chocolate cake recipe with coffee

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This is an easy moist chocolate cake recipe with coffee and cocoa powder.  It’s loaded with intoxicating and rich chocolate flavor and topped with a heavenly chocolate ganache.

This easy, moist chocolate cake recipe with coffee comes from my Hershey’s Incredibly Easy Recipes Cookbook.  Well that’s a 90% truth.  I substituted the cup of boiling water with a cup of boiling brewed coffee. 

This irresistible, moist chocolate cake recipe with coffee will have you diving head first into a world of pure chocolate decadence.  The chocolate coffee cake itself is sinfully delicious, but then it is topped with a glossy, rich chocolate ganache that will leave you weak at the knees.  Folks, resistance is futile, so just grab your forks and stretchy pants, dig in and fall head over heals in love with this easy chocolate coffee cake recipe.

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easy coffee chocolate cake recipe with ganache

Easy Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup milk room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling coffee
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream, you can use whipping cream
Easy Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Coffee Cake

  • Preheat over to 350℉.
  • Grease and flour 12 cup bundt pan well or spray with Baker’s Joy.
  • Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Pour boiling coffee in chocolate cake batter and stir (batter will be thin).
  • Pour batter into prepared bundt pan.
  • Bake at 350℉ for 50 to 55 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and let cake cool completely.
  • Drizzle, spoon or pour ganache over cake.

How To Make 2 Ingredient Chocolate Ganache

  • Add chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Heat in 20 second increments and mix after each increment.
  • Repeat until ganache is smooth.
  • Spoon, pour or drizzle over cooled cake.
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Tools Used In Coffee Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Tips For The Best Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe

  • This easy chocolate coffee cake recipe batter is thin and can stick to the pan.  Make sure you grease and flour your pan well or spray well with Baker’s Joy.  To prevent an epic disaster, I both grease and flour my pan and spray it with Baker’s Joy.
  • Use room temperature eggs and milk in this chocolate and coffee cake.  This ensures that your mixture mixes into a homogenous mixture and bakes perfectly. 
  • This is an easy chocolate coffee cake recipe with oil.  Because, it uses oil as opposed to butter or shortening, it is extremely moist and tender.  
  • For best results, make sure you use boiling hot coffee in this easy chocolate cake recipe with coffee.
  • Don’t overmix the batter in this easy coffee chocolate cake recipe, you don’t want to develop the gluten in the flour. This step ensures you have a moist cake and not a dense and dry cake.
  • Feel free to use decaf coffee in this coffee and chocolate cake with coffee recipe.  There will be no difference if you use decaf coffee.
  • This easy chocolate coffee cake is amazing topped with chocolate ganache; however it’s also just as amazing by itself, sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with a cream cheese glaze or other glazes.
  • This moist chocolate coffee cake can also be made in a 9×13 pan or two 9 inch cake pans (round) and frosted with your favorite chocolate frosting.
easy chocolate coffee cake recipe with oil

Easy Coffee Chocolate Cake Recipe

This is such a ridiculously easy chocolate coffee cake recipe from scratch.  It’s magical. Combine all your ingredients except the coffee in a bowl and mix.  Then add your boiling hot coffee and stir.  After that, it’s off to the oven.  This chocolate coffee masterpiece taste like you spent hours or days slaving in the kitchen, but you just spent minutes (that’s our little secret).

How To Store Coffee And Chocolate Cake

Chocolate coffee cake stores and freezes well.  This assures you will have somewhere to store your leftovers besides you hips and it also allows you to make it ahead of time.  

  • Store this chocolate cake made with coffee at room temperature in a Ziploc Bag or airtight container up to 4 days.  If it is topped with ganache or a glaze containing milk or cream cheese, it needs to be refrigerated or frozen and not stored at room temperature.
  • Store this easy coffee chocolate cake in the refrigerator in a Ziploc Bag or airtight container up to a week.
  • Store this easy chocolate coffee cake in the freezer in a Ziploc Bag or airtight container up to 3 or 4 months.
Moist Chocolate Coffee Cake With Ganache

Why Add Coffee To Chocolate Cake?

The combo of chocolate and coffee, this is a match made in heaven, a collision of two delectable flavors.  But, why,does adding the aromatic notes and bold flavors of coffee take an already delicious chocolate cake to the next chocolaty level?

According to allrecipes, coffee, whether in powdered or liquid form, intensifies the flavor of chocolate in baked goods or desserts.  Adding a bit of coffee to chocolate desserts amplifies chocolate’s flavor without adding any discernible coffee taste. 

So, go ahead add that bold, rich coffee to your chocolate cake.  Even if the recipe doesn’t call for coffee, be daring and add it anyway.  Your taste buds will be glad you did.

Easy Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe

Why Make Easy Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe

This easy chocolate coffee cake recipe with ganache is the embodiment of simplicity and chocolate yum.  It’s a quick one bowl chocolate coffee cake recipe bursting with tons of rich, intense chocolate flavor and it’s perfect for almost any occasion.   So, whether it’s a birthday, Bar mitzvah, anniversary or simply midnight snacking, this cake has got you covered.

In case you have any queries regarding this scrumptious easy chocolate coffee cake recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this easy chocolate coffee cake recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.

I have linked to our delicious related recipes below and I’m sure you will love them.

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Easy Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe

An easy, fabulously moist chocolate cake made with coffee and bursting with deep, rich chocolate flavor.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy chocolate cake recipe, chocolate coffee cake, moist chocolate coffee cake, easy chocolate coffee cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 360kcal
Cost $4

Ingredients

Chocolate Coffee Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup milk room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling coffee

2 Ingredient Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

Instructions

Instructions For Chocolate Coffee Cake

  • Preheat over to 350℉.
  • Grease and flour 12 cup bundt pan well or spray with Baker's Joy.
  • Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in mixing bowl.
    2 cups granulated sugar, 1¾ cups all purpose flour, ¾ cup cocoa, 1½ teaspoons baking powder, 1½ teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt
  • Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes.
    2 eggs, 1 cup milk, ½ cup vegetable oil, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pour boiling coffee in chocolate cake batter and stir (batter will be thin).
    1 cup boiling coffee
  • Pour batter into prepared bundt pan.
  • Bake at 350℉ for 50 to 55 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and let cake cool completely.
  • Drizzle, spoon or pour ganache over cake.

Instructions for 2 Ingredient Chocolate Ganache

  • Add chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl.
    1 cup chocolate chips, ½ cup heavy cream
  • Heat in 20 second increments and mix after each increment.
  • Repeat until ganache is smooth.
  • Spoon, pour or drizzle over cooled cake.

Notes

  • This easy chocolate coffee cake recipe batter is thin and can stick to the pan.  Make sure you grease and flour your pan well or spray well with Baker’s Joy.  To prevent an epic disaster, I both grease and flour my pan and spray it with Baker’s Joy.
  • Use room temperature eggs and milk in this chocolate and coffee cake.  This ensures that your mixture mixes into a homogenous mixture and bakes perfectly. 
  • This is an easy chocolate coffee cake recipe with oil.  Because, it uses oil, as opposed to butter or shortening, it is extremely moist and tender.  
  • For best results, make sure you use boiling hot coffee in this easy chocolate cake recipe with coffee.
  • Don’t overmix the batter in this easy coffee chocolate cake recipe, you don’t want to develop the gluten in the flour. This step ensures you have a moist cake and not a dense and dry cake.
  • Feel free to use decaf coffee in this coffee and chocolate cake with coffee recipe.  There will be no difference if you use decaf coffee.
  • This easy chocolate coffee cake is amazing topped with chocolate ganache; however it’s also just as amazing by itself, sprinkled with powdered sugar or topped with a cream cheese glaze or other glazes.
  • This moist chocolate coffee cake can also be made in a 9×13 pan or two 9 inch cake pans (round) and frosted with your favorite chocolate frosting.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 360kcal

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