Cakery Friday: Mocha Coffee Cake

I love coffee. It’s the perfect accessory to my morning granola, and an ideal end to a delicious meal. When I came across this mocha coffee cake, I knew it would be a hit! You actually make one batter and flavor it three different ways. Not only does it taste great but it looks insanely impressive. And the glaze on top is a fabulous added touch!


Gather all of the ingredients.


Whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 14 teaspoon of salt in a bowl.


Combine 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted, room temperature butter with 1 cup of granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until pale, about 2 minutes. Add 2 eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in 2 teaspoons of vanilla.


Mix 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and dissolve it with 1 1/2 tablespoons of hot water. In a separate bowl mi 2 tablespoons of instant expresso powder and dissolve it with 1 tablespoon of hot water.


Add the flour mixture alternately with 1 cup of greek yogurt, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Be careful not to over-mix.


Transfer about 1/3 of the batter into a small bowl. Add espresso mixture and stir until combined. Then transfer 1/3 of the remaining vanilla batter to another small bowl and add the cocoa mixture and stir until combine. {You should have 3 types of batter at this point}.


See… 3 types!


Spoon all three batters into a bundt pan that has been buttered and floured, alternating so each flavor is distributed throughout the pan {see pretty picture below}.


Bake at 350 degrees F until cake is golden about 55 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack for 30 minutes, then invert onto a rack to cool completely.


To make glaze: Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons of instant espresso powder with 2-3 tablespoons of strong coffee and 3/4 cup of confectioners’ sugar. If glaze is too thick, add coffee to thin. Pour generously over cake.


For a printer-friendly version of this recipe click here: Mocha Coffee Cake

Happy Baking!



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1 Comment on Cakery Friday: Mocha Coffee Cake

  1. Paula Feldman
    June 17, 2011 at 6:50 am (4 years ago)

    I’d say DELISH….

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