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Chocolate Coffee Cake with Coffee Icing

  • Author: Tania Cusack
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins


This cake looks worthy of a dinner party or birthday celebration but is super quick and easy to whip up.


  • 1x 6? or 15cm cake tin. Oven 185C/350F
  • 1 cup strong Puro esspresso
  • 11/2 cup of castor sugar
  • 125gm (1 stick) butter
  • 3 Tablespoon dutch cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs ( beaten)
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  • 1 cup of pure icing sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons very strong coffee
  • 50gm ( 1/1/2 oz) soft butter


  1. Put the coffee, sugar, butter, bi carb and cocoa into a medium pot that will fit the other ingredients comfortably. Leave on the heat till only just melted. Cool.
  2. Add the beaten eggs and stir well then the sifted flour and baking powder and mix with a whisk till well combined.
  3. Pour into the cake tin and bake for approx 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean

To make the icing the easy way.

  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz till dark and well combined.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Category: Chocolate
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