What is it about that slight hint of coffee flavor and rich chocolate that makes chocolate coffee cake so appealing? Whatever it is, I get excited whenever I decide to prepare this delicious chocolate glazed coffee cake.
This recipe is simple to follow and is suitable for beginners. It will only take about 15-20 minutes of actual labor, though the cooking and cooling process will take another 2 hours. The final result will be a decadent cake suitable for any true chocoholic.
For the cake:
A tablespoon of butter
375 grams of unsalted butter
400 grams of dark cooking chocolate
1 ¼ cups of black coffee – freshly brewed for best results.
1 ½ cups of caster sugar
2 ½ cups flour
3 eggs (large)
2 teaspoons baking powder
For the glaze:
300 grams of dark cooking chocolate
125 grams of unsalted butter
What To Do
Preheat your oven to 320 degrees farenheit
In the microwave and a small dish, heat the single tablespoon of butter until it’s melted.
Use a brush to spread the melted butter on a 7-8 inch cake pan (can be round or square).
Take your dark chocolate and stick of unsalted butter and chop them both into chunks
Mix the chopped dark chocolate, butter, caster sugar, and coffee together in a saucepan and heat it at medium heat while stirring regularly. Continue until the mixture is melted and well mixed.
Remove the mixture from the stove and add eggs. Stir with a whisk until it’s well mixed, then add the flour and baking powder, and whisk again until the mixture is smooth.
Pour the mixture into your cake pan, and bake it in the oven for 1.5 hours.
Remove from oven and let it stand for 15-20 minutes, before removing it to let it cool.
Now to prepare the chocolate glaze, chop the chocolate and butter and place it into a heat resistant bowl. Place the bowl into a simmering saucepan of water and mix gently until it melts. Keep mixing until its smooth then remove from the stove.
Pour the chocolate glaze over the cake carefully and evenly, use a spatula to make it even.
Let the glaze cool until it sets (around 20-30 minutes)
Author Bio: Nat is a foodie and writer currently managing social media and content for the Canadian online coffee store cupcoffee.ca.