Coffee and chocolate cake.

Rich chocolate flavors and the robustness of coffee make for a delightful combination in coffee and chocolate cake. The coffee brings out the best in the chocolate flavor and gives the cake a delicate depth. A recipe for a delectable coffee and chocolate cake is provided below:


For the cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee (strongly brewed)

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined. The batter will be thick.
  4. Slowly pour in the hot brewed coffee while stirring continuously. The batter will become thin. Don’t worry; this is normal.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, beating well after each addition.
  3. Add the brewed coffee and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until the frosting is smooth and fluffy. Adjust the amount of coffee to achieve the desired consistency.

Assembling the cake:

  1. Once the cakes are completely cooled, place one layer on a serving plate or cake stand.
  2. Spread a layer of frosting evenly over the top of the first cake layer.
  3. Place the second cake layer on top, then frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.
  4. Decorate the cake as desired, such as with chocolate shavings or sprinkles.
  5. Slice and serve the delicious coffee and chocolate cake.

For those who enjoy both coffee and chocolate, this coffee and chocolate cake is the ideal treat. A delicious dessert is produced by combining moist chocolate cake with flavorful coffee frosting. For an added indulgence, enjoy it with a coffee!